Mish'ma (Heb. Mishmanza', מַשׁמָע, hearing, as in Isa 11:3; Sept. Μασμά), the name of two men.
1. The fifth of the twelve sons of Ishmael, and heads of Arabian tribes (Ge 25:14; 1Ch 1:30). B.C. considerably post 2061. The people called by Ptolemy Mcescemanes (6:7, 21, ), who were located to the north-east of Medina, were probably descended from him. Arabic writers mention the Beni-Mismah (Freytag, Hamas, II, 1:220), but nothing is known of them (Kilobel, Genes. ad loc.). SEE ARABIA.
2. The son of Mibsan, of the tribe of Simeon, and father of Hamuel (1Ch 4:25-26). B.C. considerably ante 1053.