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Cush (Benjaminite)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cush, Descendant of Benjamin
Cush, Descendant of Benjamin (כּוּשׁ‎, kush). Mentioned in the title of Psa 7 as the person whose words prompted the psalm’s composition. The circumstances surrounding this event are unknown.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Cush (Person)
CUSH (PERSON) [Heb kûš (כּוּשׁ)]. CUSHITE. Two persons in the OT bear this name.1. The son of Ham, and father of Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, Sabteca, and NIMROD (Gen 10:6–8). This Cush is the eponymous ancestor of the Cushites, but also apparently of a Mesopotamian group, given the relationship
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cush (Person)
Cush (Person). 1. Eldest of Ham’s four sons (Gn 10:6; 1 Chr 1:8). Because the other three (Egypt, Put, and Canaan) are place-names, it is likely that Cush also is a place. It is usually identified with Ethiopia.See Cush (Place); Ethiopia.2. Benjamite and presumably David’s enemy, mentioned in the title
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cush
Cush koosh [Heb. kûš] (Ps. 7 title). A Benjaminite, perhaps the person whose opposition to David prompted the composition of Ps. 7.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cush (Person)
CUSH (Person)1. Eldest of Ham’s four sons (Gn 10:6; 1 Chr 1:8). Because the other three (Egypt, Put, and Canaan) are place-names, it is likely that Cush also is a place. It is usually identified with Ethiopia. See Cush (Place); Ethiopia.2. Benjamite and presumably David’s enemy, mentioned in the title
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Cush
CUSH1. The son, possibly the eldest, of Ham and grandson of Noah (Gen 10:6–8). He was the father of several sons, or nations, including Nimrod.2. A Benjamite enemy of David, according to the ancient title of Ps 7.3. The people and land of Cush. The word is usually but not consistently translated Ethiopia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Cush
CUSH. 1. Classed under Ham, and father of the hunter Nimrod (Gn. 10:6–8; 1 Ch. 1:8–10).2. A region encompassed by the river Gihon (Gn. 2:13); probably in W Asia and unrelated to 4 below; see E. A. Speiser in Festschrift Johannes Friedrich, 1959, pp. 473–485.3. A Benjaminite, some utterance of whom
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cush (Person)
Cush (Heb. kûš) (PERSON)1. The eldest son of Ham and father of Nimrod (Gen. 10:6–8; 1 Chr. 1:8–10). The Table of Nations records him as the father of Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca.2. A messenger who informed David of Absalom’s defeat and death (2 Sam. 18:21–23).3. A Benjaminite and
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cush
Cush (black), a Benjamite mentioned only in the title to Ps. 7. He was probably a follower of Saul, the head of his tribe. (b.c. 1061.)
Cush
Cush, the name of a son of Ham, apparently the eldest, and of a territory or territories occupied by his descendants. The Cushites appear to have spread along tracts extending from the higher Nile to the Euphrates and Tigris. History affords many traces of this relation of Babylonia, Arabia, and Ethiopia.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Cush
CUSH (Heb. kûsh).1. A son (probably the eldest) of Ham. In the genealogy of Noah’s children it is said, “Cush became the father of Nimrod” (Gen. 10:8; 1 Chron. 1:10). A number of his descendants are also mentioned.2. A Benjamite, mentioned in the title of Ps. 7, of whom nothing more is known than
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Cush
Cushblack. (1.) A son, probably the eldest, of Ham, and the father of Nimrod (Gen. 10:8; 1 Chr. 1:10). From him the land of Cush seems to have derived its name. The question of the precise locality of the land of Cush has given rise to not a little controversy. The second river of Paradise surrounded