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A place name used in parallel with Midian in Hab 3:7. It may be an alternate name for Midian or a name for a subgroup of Midianites. The name Cushan also appears as part of the name of a king from Mesopotamia who oppresses Israel Judg 3:8.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
CUSHAN (PLACE) [Heb kûšān (כּוּשָׁן)]. In the description of a theophany in which Yahweh comes in wrath (Hab 3:3–15), two specific places are pointed out as being distraught, “the tents of Cushan” and “the tent curtains of Midian” (Hab 3:7). The tent dwellings indicate nomads, and such were the Midianites.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cushan. Name of a tribe or place mentioned only once in the Bible (Hab 3:7). Some have identified Cushan with the people and land referred to in the OT as Cush, or Ethiopia in most English versions. The parallel position of “Cushan” to “the land of Midian” in Habbakuk 3:7, however, as well as the location
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CUSHAN Name of a tribe or place mentioned only once in the Bible (Hb 3:7). Some have identified Cushan with the people and land referred to in the OT as Cush, or Ethiopia in most English versions. The parallel position of “Cushan” to “the land of Midian” in Habakkuk 3:7, however, as well as the location
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CUSHAN. A name formed from Cush, whose meaning is in doubt. It is used as a parallel to Midian (Hab 3:7) and may be an older, poetical name for this land or its inhabitants who were descended from Cush. Some have suggested that the name stands for Cushan-rishathaim (q.v.), a Mesopotamian king who oppressed
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Cushan—probably a poetic or prolonged name of the land of Cush, the Arabian Cush (Hab. 3:7). Some have, however, supposed this to be the same as Chushan-rishathaim (Judg. 3:8, 10), i.e., taking the latter part of the name as a title or local appellation, Chushan “of the two iniquities” (= oppressing
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary