What is the significance of the fact that Yishmael settled in the desert? Moreover, the following Pasuk repeats it, adding that he dwelt in Midbar Paran?


This is in keeping with Hashem's earlier description of him as 'Pere Adam' (a wild ass of a man). Living in a habitat where wild asses lived therefore suited him perfectly. 1


The Rashbam points out that 'Paran' contains the letters "Pere".


רש"י: רובה קשת- יורה חצים בקשת: למה הוסיף רש"י "יורה חיצים"?


גור אריה: לא רובים [-יורים] את הקשת אלא את החץ.

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