Cushite Woman
Ethiopian woman • Ethiopic Woman
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cushite Woman
Cushite Woman [Heb. hakkušîṯ]. Moses’ wife is thus referred to by Miriam and Aaron (Nu. 12:1) in a derogatory manner as they protest his marriage to a non-Israelite. As a Cushite, she would be a descendant of Cush, the eldest son of Ham, grandson of Noah (Gen. 10:6) and father of Nimrod (v 8). The
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ethiopian Woman
ETHIOPIAN WOMAN. The Cushite wife of Moses is so described in Num 12:1 (see RSV). Miriam and Aaron rebuked Moses for assuming authority beyond that which they possessed, and criticized his marriage to a person who was not of their national background, possibly lowering his prestige in the eyes of his
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ethiopian Woman
ETHIOPIAN WOMAN. Married by Moses, whom Aaron and Miriam then criticized (Nu. 12:1). As the last mention of Zipporah is just after the defeat of Amalek (Ex. 17) when Jethro returned her to Moses (Ex. 18), it is possible that she subsequently died, Moses then taking this ‘Cushite woman’ as his second
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ethiopian woman
Ethio´pian woman. The wife of Moses is so described in Num. 12:1. She is elsewhere said to have been the daughter of a Midianite, and in consequence of this some have supposed that the allusion is to another wife whom Moses married after the death of Zipporah.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Cushite Woman
CUSHITE WOMAN. Zipporah, the wife of Moses, is so described (Num. 12:1); elsewhere she is called the daughter of a Midianite (Ex. 2:21; cf. v. 16). Reference is probably made here to the Arabian Ethiopia or Cush. Ewald and Keil and Delitzsch think that allusion is made to another wife whom Moses married
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ethiopian woman
Ethiopian womanthe wife of Moses (Num. 12:1). It is supposed that Zipporah, Moses’ first wife (Ex. 2:21), was now dead. His marriage of this “woman” descended from Ham gave offence to Aaron and Miriam.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CUSHITE, (ETHIOPIAN) WOMAN<kush’-it>: In Numbers 12:1 Moses is condemned by his sister Miriam and his brother Aaron “because of the Cushite woman [הָאִשָּׁה הַכֻּשִׁית‎, ha-’ishshah ha-kushith] whom he had married”; and the narrator immediately adds by way of needed explanation, “for he had married
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Cushite Woman
Cushite woman koosh′it. According to Num. 12:1, Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses because “he had married a Cushite” (KJV, “an Ethiopian woman”). Cush (corresponding more or less to Nubia or Ethiopia) was the region S of the first cataract of the Nile, an area to which Moses never traveled, according
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CUSHITE WIFE, MOSES’ [אִשָּׁה כֻּשִׁיתʾishah kushith]. Numbers 12:1 provides the only instance when a Cushite (see CUSH, CUSHITE) woman is mentioned in the OT. The verse recalls MOSES’ marriage to a Cushite woman, describing her identity twice by way of emphasis, and using it as a source of conflict
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