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Cush (son of Ham)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cush, Son of Ham
Cush, Son of Ham (כּוּשׁ‎, kush). The eponymous ancestor of the Cushites and father of the hunter Nimrod (Gen 10:6–8).
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
See also
Relatives
Ham Father
Canaan Brother
Put Brother
Nimrod Son
Havilah Son
Seba Son
Raamah Son
Sabtah Son
Sabteca Son
Noah Grandfather
Shem Uncle
Japheth Uncle
Arpachshad Cousin
Javan Cousin
Wife of Noah Grandmother
Heth Nephew
Aram Cousin
Gomer Cousin
Elam Cousin
Asshur Cousin
Sheba Grandson
Lud Cousin
Meshech Cousin
Tubal Cousin
Tiras Cousin
Dedan Grandson
Sidon Nephew
Media Cousin
Meshech Cousin