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Another name for Libya. The people of Cub are mentioned with other nations as part of an alliance with Egypt (Ezek 30:5).
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CHUB (kûb; only Ezek. 30:5, KJV). A nation in alliance with Egypt, and probably near it. Some read Lub (or, NIV, “Libya”), a singular form of Lubı̂m (Libyans), which elsewhere occurs only in the plural. Some propose Nūb (Nubia), as the Arab. version has Noobeh. But these emendations are only conjectures.
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CUB<kub> ([כּוּב, kubh]; the King James Version Chub): The word occurs only in Ezekiel 30:5. There it is almost certainly a corruption, and we should read, as in Septuagint, “Lub,” i.e. Libya. Libya, in the earlier part of the same verse (the King James Version), is a mistr of “Put,” thus correctly