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Ishmael, Father-in-Law of Nephi

A man in the Book of Mormon who, with his family, joined Lehi’s family in their journey to the promised land.

  • Nephi and his brothers returned to Jerusalem and persuaded Ishmael and his family to accompany Lehi and his family to the promised land:1 Ne. 7:2–5;
  • The two families intermarried:1 Ne. 16:7;
  • Ishmael died in the wilderness:1 Ne. 16:34;