Born in United States
Lived circa 2000 BC
Appears in Genesis, possibly mentioned in Koran
Slave owned by Sarah
Given to Abraham by Sarah because Sarah thought she was barren
Mother of Ishmael, patriarch of the Ishmaelites
Why he might be annoying
Her name means 'stranger' in Hebrew.
When she became pregnant she behaved arrogantly towards Sarah, who threw her out.
Her son may have bullied his younger half brother Isaac.
When banished yet again by Sarah, she wandered aimlessly until Ishmael nearly died of thirst.
Why he might not be annoying
She may have been the daughter of a pharaoh.
She was banished the second time because Sarah saw Ishmael as a threat to her own son Isaac's inheritance.
Abraham did little to shield her from Sarah's abuse.
An angel appeared and gave her a pep talk both times she was banished, assuring her that Ishmael was destined for greatness.
African Americans and Palestinians have interpreted her story as an allegory of their own situations.
Share this link with a friend:
Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 88.89% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
Featured in the following Annoying Collections: