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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Sabteca, Son of Cush
Sabteca, Son of Cush (סַבְתְּכָא‎, savtekha'). A descendant of Ham (Gen 10:7; 1 Chr 1:9).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sabteca (Person)
SABTECA (PERSON) [Heb sabtĕkāʾ (סַבְתְּכָא‎); sabtĕkâ (סַבְתְּכָה)]. The youngest son of Cush (Gen 10:7; 1 Chr 1:9) and hence the name of a tribe or place located somewhere in S Arabia or Ethiopia. The peculiar enumeration of the five sons of Cush as “Seba and X and Sabtah and Y and Sabteca,” however,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sabteca, Sabtecha
Sabteca, Sabtecha. One of Cush’s five sons and a descendant of Noah through Ham’s line (Gn 10:7; 1 Chr 1:9; kjv Sabtecha). Sabteca undoubtedly settled in Arabia, but the exact location remains unknown.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sabteca sabʹtə-kə [Heb. saḇteḵāʾ]; AV SABTECHAH, SABTECHA; NEB SABTECHA. The last-named of five sons of Cush (Gen. 10:7; 1 Ch. 1:9). Since other names in the genealogy are names of places as well as of persons, it is assumed that Sabteca was also a place, probably in south Arabia.W. S. LaSor
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
SABTECA One of Cush’s five sons and a descendant of Noah through Ham’s line (Gn 10:7; 1 Chr 1:9). Sabteca settled in Arabia.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sabtecha (sab´tuh-kuh), a son of Cush (Gen. 10:7; 1 Chron. 1:9) and a tribal locality in Arabia still unidentified.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
SABTECHA. The fifth son of Cush, whose descendants presumably were one of the S Arabian tribes (Gen 10:7; 1 Chr 1:9). The name is otherwise unknown.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
SABTECA. The fifth son of Cush (Gn. 10:7 = 1 Ch. 1:9) whose name also referred to his descendants. The other descendants of Cush include names later associated with S Arabian tribes, indicating that the descendants of Sabteca probably later lived in this area. The name is otherwise unknown.T. C. Mitchell.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sabteca (Heb. saḇtĕḵāʾ)A son of Cush; eponymous ancestor of a place or people in southern Arabia (Gen. 10:7; 1 Chr. 1:9).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Sabteca [săbˊtə kə] (Heb. saḇteḵā˒). A son of Cush, probably the name of a location in Arabia not otherwise known (Gen. 10:7; 1 Chr. 1:9; KJV “Sabtecha”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Sab´tech, or Sab´techah (striking), Gen. 10:7; 1 Chron. 1:9, the fifth in order of the sons of Cush. (b.c. 2218.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Sabteca, Sabtecah, Sabtecha
SAB´TECA, SAB´TECAH, SAB´TECHCA (sabʹte-ka). The fifth-named son of Cush, the son of Ham (Gen. 10:7; 1 Chron. 1:9; both “Sabtecha,” KJV).
See also
Cush Father
Nimrod Brother
Havilah Brother
Seba Brother
Raamah Brother
Sabtah Brother
Ham Grandfather
Canaan Uncle
Heth Cousin
Sheba Nephew
Dedan Nephew
Put Uncle
Sidon Cousin