a lifting up, gift, one of the sons of Ishmael, the founder of an Arabian tribe (Ge 25:14); a nomad tribe inhabiting the Arabian desert toward Babylonia.
Son of Ishmael (Ge 25:14). (See LEMUEL.) The Masani, placed by Ptolemy the geographer E. of Arabia, may have sprung from Massa.
A son of Ishmael (Ge 25:14 = 1Ch 1:39), representing a North Arabian tribe. Its exact location is unknown, but it seems to be mentioned in an inscription containing a report to king Ashurbanipal of Assyria (b.c. 668