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Also rendered “Cush.” The region of the upper Nile, south of Egypt, corresponding roughly to modern Ethiopia; associated sometimes with the Sabeans of Sheba of Arabia.
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KUSH (PLACE). From the early 12th Dynasty the name Kush applied to the territory lying S of Semna at the 2d cataract on the Nile river, and was often paired with Wawat (Lower Nubia) between the 1st and 2d cataracts (Posener 1958). The name was later extended as a term for Nubia in general. Both the region
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cush (Place). Egyptian, Akkadian, and Hebrew term broadly referring to the countries of the Upper Nile south of Egypt. In a narrower sense Cush consisted of the territory between the 2nd and 4th cataracts of the Nile, roughly the present northern Sudan (equivalent to ancient Nubia). The OT generally
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cush koosh [Heb. kûš]. A geographical name referring to (1) a region in Africa, identified with Nubia or Ethiopia, and (2) a region in Mesopotamia, identified with the Kassites. The Hebrew term possibly has other references in certain texts, but there is no agreement on the identification (cf. 2 Ch.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CUSH (Place) Egyptian, Akkadian, and Hebrew term broadly referring to the countries of the Upper Nile south of Egypt. In a narrower sense Cush consisted of the territory between the second and fourth cataracts of the Nile, roughly the present northern Sudan (equivalent to ancient Nubia). The OT generally
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
KushThe location of Kush.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.The southern portion of the ancient African region known as Nubia was called Kush (or Cush). This area is now part of Sudan. Kush was also the name of two powerful Nubian kingdoms that extended their influence into ancient Egypt, which
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Cush.—A name applied in Scripture to three countries: 1. The Oriental Cush, near Gehon (Gen. 2:13). 2. The southern parts of Arabia and the coasts of the Red Sea, where Nemrod originated and whence the wife of Moses came (Gen. 10:8; Num. 12:12; 2 Par. 21:16). 3. More commonly Ethiopia proper and now