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Cushan-Rishathaim
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A king of Aram-Naharaim (Mesopotamia) during the period of the Judges (Judg 3:8, 10).His name means “Cushan the Doubly Wicked” or “Cushan of Double Wickedness.” He oppressed the Israelites for eight years, until Othniel, the first of the judges, delivered them.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cushan-Rishathaim
Cushan-Rishathaim (כּוּשַׁן רִשְׁעָתַיִם‎, kushan rish'athayim). A king of Aram-Naharaim (Mesopotamia) during the period of the Judges (Judg 3:8, 10).His name means “Cushan the Doubly Wicked” or “Cushan of Double Wickedness.” He oppressed the Israelites for eight years, until Othniel, the first of the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Cushan-Rishathaim (Person)
CUSHAN-RISHATHAIM (PERSON) [Heb kûšan rišʿātayim (כּוּשַׁן רִשְׁעָתַיִם)]. A name which appears in the OT only at Judg 3:7–11, telling how in the Judges period Yahweh sold the Israelites into the hand of Cushan-Rishathaim, king of Mesopotamia (Heb ʾăram nahărāı̂m), from whom, after eight years’
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cushan-rishathaim
Cushan-rishathaim. King of Mesopotamia whom Israel served for eight years. The Lord raised up Othniel, Kenaz’s son, to deliver Israel out of his hand; later, Cushan-rishathaim was defeated by Othniel in war (Jgs 3:8, 10, kjv Chushan-rishathaim). His exact identity is uncertain.
Chushan-rishathaim
Chushan-rishathaim. kjv spelling of Cushan-rishathaim, a Mesopotamian king and oppressor of Israel, in Judges 3:8, 10.See Cushan-rishathaim.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cushan-Rishathaim
Cushan-Rishathaim koo-shan-rish-ə-thāʹəm [Heb. kûšan riš‘āṯayim interpreted as ‘Cushite of the double crime’ (?); LXX Chousarsathaim] (Jgs. 3:8, 10); AV CHUSHAN-RISHATHAIM. A king of Mesopotamia who was chosen by God as His tool to chastise the Israelites for their idolatry. He opposed the apostate
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cushan-Rishathaim
CUSHAN-RISHATHAIM King of Mesopotamia whom Israel served for eight years. The Lord raised up Othniel, Kenaz’s son, to deliver Israel out of his hand; later, Cushan-rishathaim was defeated by Othniel in war (Jgs 3:8–10). His exact identity is uncertain.
Chushan-Rishathaim
CHUSHAN-RISHATHAIM* kjv spelling of Cushan-rishathaim, a Mesopotamian king and oppressor of Israel, in Judges 3:8–10. See Cushan-rishathaim.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cushan-Rishathaim
Cushan-rishathaim (koosh´an-rish´uh-thay´im), the name of a king by whom the Israelites were oppressed until delivered under the leadership of the judge Othniel (twelfth century bce; Judg. 3:8–10).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chushan-Rishathaim
CHUSHAN-RISHATHAIM. A king of Mesopotamia (Aram-Naharaim) who oppressed Israel for eight years not long after the time of Joshua. He was defeated by Othniel, the first of the judges (Jdg 3:7–11). The identity of the king is a mystery. Even his name is actually an epithet, “doubly wicked Chushan,” probably
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Cushan-Rishathaim
CUSHAN-RISHATHAIM. The king of Aram-Naharaim (E Syria-N Mesopotamia) who subjugated Israel for 8 years until their deliverance by Othniel (Jdg. 3:8–10). Both Heb. and Gk. versions take it as an unfamiliar composite personal name, otherwise unknown. Various attempts have been made to identify this name,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cushan-Rishathaim
Cushan-Rishathaim (Heb. kûšan rišʿāṯayim)A king of Mesopotamia (Heb. ʾaram nahărāyim) to whom Yahweh gave his people as slaves for eight years before Othniel delivered them from his rule (Judg. 3:8–10).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cushan-Rishathaim
Cushan-Rishathaim [kŏoˊshăn rĭshˊə thāˊəm] (Heb. kûšan riš˓āṯayim, possibly “Cushan of the double crime”). A king of Mesopotamia (so RSV, KJV), more likely of a state in northwest Mesopotamia (cf. NIV mg., Heb. ˓aram naharāyim “Aram of the two rivers”; JB emends to Edom, omitting
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Cushan-Rishathaim
CUSHAN-RISHATHAIM The king of upper Mesopotamia. He is mentioned only once, in Judg 3:7–11. According to the account, Cushan-Rishathaim oppressed the Israelites for eight years until Othniel, the first of the Judges, delivered Israel from his oppression.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chushan-rishathaim
Chu´shan-rishatha´im (chief of two governments), the king of Mesopotamia who oppressed Israel during eight years in the generation immediately following Joshua. Judges 3:8. (b.c. after 1420.) His yoke was broken from the neck of the people of Israel by Othniel, Caleb’s nephew. Judges 3:10.
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