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Cushites
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cushites
Cushites (כּוּשִׁי‎, kushiy; כֻּשִׁיּים‎, kushiyym). The residents of the African region of Kush, which roughly corresponds to modern Ethiopia (Num 12:1; 2 Sam 18:21–32; Isa 20:4; Dan 11:43; Amos 9:7; Zeph 2:12).
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
Cushi (Person)
CUSHI (PERSON) [Heb kûšı̂ (כּוּשִׁי)]. The name “Cushi” appears to be cognate with the personal name “Cush,” the eponymous son of Ham (Gen 10:6–8; 1 Chr 1:8–10), and the unknown personage mentioned in the title of Psalm 7. It is also conceived to be a geographical or ethnological term in Isa 11:11.
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
Cushi
Cushi. 1. Joab’s messenger sent to David to announce Absalom’s defeat (2 Sm 18:21–32 kjv). However, the Hebrew word transliterated “Cushi” should more likely be translated “Cushite”See Cush (Place).2. Jehudi’s great-grandfather. Jehudi was a prince in the court of King Jehoiakim of Judah in the time
Cushite
Cushite. Person from the African region of Nubia (2 Sm 18:22).See Cush (Place).
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.
Cushi
Cushi kooshʹī [Heb. kûšî].1. (2 S. 18:21ff, AV). See Cushite.2. The great-grandfather of Jehudi, a contemporary of Jeremiah (Jer. 36:14).3. The father of Zephaniah the prophet (Zeph. 1:1).
Cushite
Cushite kooshʹīt [Heb. kûšî] (2 S. 18:21f); AV CUSHI. The designation of the man who brought David the news of Absalom’s death. It appears with the article seven times out of eight, indicating that the person was of the Cushite (Ethiopian) people, and precluding the use as a proper name. That the Cushite
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
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
Cushi
CUSHI1. Joab’s messenger sent to David to announce Absalom’s defeat (2 Sm 18:21–32). However, the Hebrew word transliterated “Cushi” should more likely be translated “Cushite.” See Cush (Place).2. Jehudi’s great-grandfather. Jehudi was a prince in the court of King Jehoiakim of Judah in the time of
Cushite
CUSHITE Person from the African region of Nubia (2 Sm 18:32).See also Cush (Place).
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
Cushi
CUSHI1. Great-grandfather of Jehudi, a prince of Jeremiah’s day (Jer 36:14).2. The father of the prophet Zephaniah (Zeph 1:1).3. In 2 Sam 18:21–32, the messenger sent by Joab to announce to David the success of the battle against Absalom as well as his death. Here the RSV renders the Heb. the Cushi,
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
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
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
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
Cushi
Cushi (Heb. kûšɩ̂)1. The father of Shelemiah and ancestor of Jehudi who summoned Baruch and then read the law scroll to King Jehoiakim (Jer. 36:14, 21–23).2. The father of the prophet Zephaniah (Zeph. 1:1).
Cushite
CushiteA gentilic term (Heb. kûšɩ̂) designating an Ethiopian slave who was chosen by Joab to relay the news of Absalom’s death to King David (2 Sam. 18:21–23, 31–32).Moses’ wife Zipporah is identified as a Cushite woman (kûšɩ̂ṯ), perhaps referring to a district in Midian (Num. 12:1).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cushite
Cushite [kŏoshˊīt] (Heb. Kûšî). Probably an Ethiopian slave rather than a personal name (note use of the definite article; “Cushi,” KJV; 2 Sam. 18:21ff.; NIV “a Cushite”), who was chosen by Joab to relay the news of Absalom’s death to King David. Because he was unfamiliar with a shorter route,
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.
Cushi
Cu´shi. Properly “the Cushite,” “the Ethiopian,” a man apparently attached to Joab’s person. 2 Sam. 18:21–25, 31, 32.
Ethiopian
Ethio´pian, properly “Cushite,” Jer. 13:23; used of Zerah, 2 Chron. 14:9(8), and Ebed-melech. Jer. 38:7, 10, 12; 39:16.
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
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
Cushi
CU´SHI (kuʹshi; “Cushite,” or “Ethiopian”).1. The messenger sent by Joab to announce to David the success of the battle against Absalom and the death of the young prince (2 Sam. 18:21–23, 31–32), about 970 b.c.2. The father of Shelemiah, and great-grandfather of Jehudi, which latter was sent by the
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
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
Cushite
Cushite(1.) The messenger sent by Joab to David to announce his victory over Absalom (2 Sam. 18:32).(2.) The father of Shelemiah (Jer. 36:14).(3.) Son of Gedaliah, and father of the prophet Zephaniah (1:1).(4.) Moses married a Cushite woman (Num. 12:1). From this circumstance some have supposed that
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.