He also largely employed Jews and Ishmaelites,' the financial specialists of the day, whom he rewarded with lands and titles.
Camels also formed part of the present which Pharaoh gave to Abraham, and it was to a company of Ishmaelites travelling from Gilead to Egypt on camels, laden with spices, much as their Arabian descendants do at the present day, that Joseph was sold by his brothers.
On the other hand, both the Jews and the "Ishmaelites " (Mahommedans) enjoyed complete civil and religious liberty in Hungary, where, indeed, they were too valuable to be persecuted.
The Ishmaelites, the financial experts of the day, were the official mint-masters, treasurers and bankers.
It is a late production; for Ishmaelites are spoken of, the Crusades, and the taking of Jerusalem.