ETHIOPIA (PLACE) [Gk Aithiopia (Αἰθιοπια)]. ETHIOPIAN. The place name “Ethiopia” (possibly meaning “land of the people of burnt faces,” i.e., dark skin; cf. Jer 13:23) appears, as such, only once in the Bible (Acts 8:27), but in the LXX it usually translates the Heb kūš (Cush), a name which appears
Ethiopia. In the OT, Ethiopia was generally referred to as Cush (Gn 10:6; 1 Chr 1:8; Is 11:11kjv), which is a transliteration of the only Hebrew word used to describe the land lying to the south of Egypt. The Greek version, however, spoke of this territory as Ethiopia, and kept the name Cush for the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ethiopiaē-thi-ōʹpēə [Heb. kûš; Gk. Aithiopia]; AV also CUSH (Isa. 11:11); NEB also CUSH, NUBIA. A geographical term derived ultimately either from Gk. aíthops, “red (face),” or from aíthō plus óps, “burnt face” (cf. Jer. 13:23). “Ethiopia (n)” in the RSV of the OT translates Heb. kûš (î),
ETHIOPIA In the OT, Ethiopia was generally referred to as Cush (Gn 10:6; 1 Chr 1:8; Is 11:11, kjv), which is a transliteration of the only Hebrew word used to describe the land lying to the south of Egypt. The Greek version, however, spoke of this territory as Ethiopia and kept the name Cush for the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ethiopia (ee´thee-oh´pee-uh; Heb. Cush; Gk. Aithiopia) or Nubia, the ancient name of the Nile Valley region between the first and second cataracts south of Aswan, roughly equivalent with modern Sudan. In Homer’s Odyssey (sixth century bce), Ethiopia appears to cover a vast area, including parts of modern
ETHIOPIA, ETHIOPIAN. Cush (Heb. kûsh, borrowed from Egyptian kƷsh) in most of its OT occurences refers to the land variously known as Ethiopia, Nubia or the Sudan. It is located S of Egypt (therefore its frequent bracketing with Egypt; cf. (Gen 10:6–8; 1 Chr 1:8–10; Ps 68:31; Isa 11:11; 20:3–5; 43:3;
ETHIOPIA. Settled by the descendants of *Cush (Gn. 10:6), biblical Ethiopia (Gk. Aithiōps, ‘burnt face’, cf.Je. 13:23) is part of the kingdom of Nubia stretching from Aswan (*Seventh) S to the junction of the Nile near modern Khartoum. Invaded in prehistoric times by Hamites from Arabia and Asia, Ethiopia
Ethiopia (Gk. Aithiopia)The ancient region S of Egypt and encompassing the entire area of modern Sudan. The northernmost point was close to the Egyptian town of Syene (Aswan), at the first cataract of the Nile River (Ezek. 29:10; Heb. kûš). Its southern boundaries extended to modern Ethiopia and Eritrea.
ETHIOPIA; CUSH Named Cush in the Hebrew Bible and Cash in the Egyptian sources, Ethiopia is first mentioned in Genesis (2:13) as the land encompassed by the River Gihon, which flowed from the Garden of Eden. Situated in the Nile Valley between the second and the fourth cataracts, it was identified from
ETHIOPIAalso Cush. A country to the south of Egypt, corresponding to ancient Nubia and modern Sudan, with its territories stretching to modern Saudi Arabia and Yemen and all the way south to modern Ethiopia and Eritrea. The name Ethiopia appears only once in Scripture, in Acts 8:27, although the Septuagint
Ethio´pia (burnt faces). The country which the Greeks and Romans described as “Æthiopia” and the Hebrews as “Cush” lay to the south of Egypt, and embraced, in its most extended sense, the modern Nubia, Sennaar, Kordofan and northern Abyssinia, and in its more definite sense the kingdom of Meroë. Ezek.