Ethiopia
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Ethiopia

blackness; heat

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ethiopia

(burnt faces). The country which the Greeks and Romans described as "AEthiopia" 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 Meroe. (Ezekiel 29:10) The Hebrews do not appear to have had much practical acquaintance with Ethiopia itself, though the Ethiopians were well known to them through their intercourse with Egypt. The inhabitants of Ethiopia were a Hamitic race. (Genesis 10:6) They were divided into various tribes, of which the Sabeans were the most powerful. The history of Ethiopia is closely interwoven with that of Egypt. The two countries were not unfrequently united under the rule of the same sovereign. Shortly before our Saviour's birth a native dynasty of females, holding the official title of Candace (Plin. vi. 35), held sway in Ethiopia, and even resisted the advance of the Roman arms. One of these is the queen noticed in (Acts 8:27)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Ethiopia

One of the great kingdoms in Africa, frequently mentioned in Scripture under the name of Cush, the various significations of which in the Old Testament have been mentioned under the article CUSH, which see. Ethiopia proper lay south of Egypt, on the Nile; and was bounded north by Egypt, at the cataracts near Syene; east by the Red Sea, and perhaps a part of the Indian ocean; south by unknown regions of the interior of Africa; and west by Libya and deserts. It comprehended of course the modern countries of Nubia or Sennaar, and Abyssinia. The chief city in it was the ancient Meroe, situated on the island or tract of the same name, between the Nile and the Astaboras, now the Tacazze, not far from the modern Shendi, Isaiah 18:1-7 Zephaniah 3:10.

The name of Seba was given to the northern part of Ethiopia, afterwards Meroe, but the eldest son of Cush, Genesis 10:7. This country was in some parts mountainous, and in others sandy; but was to a great extent well watered and fertile. Ebony, ivory, spices, gold, and precious stones were among its articles of traffic. Its history is much involved with that of Egypt, and the two countries are often mentioned together in Bible, Isaiah 20:3-6 43:3:45:15 Ezekiel 30:1-26 Daniel 11:43.

Zerah "the Ethiopian" who invaded Judah in the reign of Asa, B. C. 944, 2 Chronicles 14:9-15, is thought by some to have been an Egyptian king of an Ethiopia on both sides of the Red Sea; that is, of the Arabian as well as African Cush. This would explain how he could obtain access to the land of Palestine without passing through Egypt. But the whole question is involved in uncertainty. The Ethiopian queen Candace, whose treasurer is mentioned in Acts 8:27, was probably queen of Meroe, where a succession of females reigned who all bore this name. As this courtier is said to have gone up to Jerusalem "to worship," he was probably a Jew by religion, if not by birth. There appear to have been many Jews in that country. The gospel gained adherents among them; and early in the forth century the entire Bible was translated into the ancient Ethiopic language, from the Greek.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A country which lay to the south of Egypt, beginning at Syene on the First Cataract (Ezek. 29:10; 30:6), and extending to beyond the confluence of the White and Blue Nile. It corresponds generally with what is now known as the Soudan.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ETHIOPIA

e-thi-o'-pi-a (kush; Aithiopia):

1. Location, Extent and Population:

Critically speaking Ethiopia may refer only to the Nile valley above the First Cataract, but in ancient as in modern times the term was often used not only to include what is now known as Nubia and the Sudan (Soudan), but all the unknown country farther West and South, and also at times Northern, if not Southern, Abyssinia.

Greek
2582. Kandake -- Candace, a queen of Ethiopia
... Candace, a queen of Ethiopia. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: Kandake
Phonetic Spelling: (kan-dak'-ay) Short Definition: Candace Definition ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2582.htm - 6k
Strong's Hebrew
2174b. Zimri -- perhaps a place in Ethiopia
... 2174a, 2174b. Zimri. 2175 . perhaps a place in Ethiopia. Transliteration:
Zimri Short Definition: Zimri. Word Origin of uncertain ...
/hebrew/2174b.htm - 5k

3568. Kuwsh -- a son of Ham, also his desc., also a land in the S. ...
... a son of Ham, also his desc., also a land in the S. Nile Valley. Transliteration:
Kuwsh Phonetic Spelling: (koosh) Short Definition: Cush. Chush, Cush, Ethiopia ...
/hebrew/3568.htm - 5k

3569. Kushi -- descendant of Cush
... Word Origin from Kush Definition desc. of Cush NASB Word Usage Cushite (8), Ethiopia
(1), Ethiopian (6), Ethiopians (8). Cushi, Cushite, Ethiopians. ...
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3568a. Kush -- a son of Ham, also his desc., also a land in the S. ...
... Word Origin probably of foreign origin Definition a son of Ham, also his desc.,
also a land in the S. Nile Valley NASB Word Usage Cush (16), Ethiopia (13). ...
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Library

The End of Cambyses.
... the Persian judges."Their opinion."Smerdis."Jealousy of Cambyses."The two
magi."Cambyses suspicious."He plans an invasion of Ethiopia."Island of ...
//christianbookshelf.org/abbott/darius the great/chapter ii the end of.htm

Thou Dost not Hide Thyself in Thy Bareness, O Pearl!
... Eden. [526]. 2. Very glistening are the pearls of Ethiopia, as it is written,
Who gave thee to Ethiopia [the land] of black men. [527 ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn iii thou dost not.htm

The Exchange for One's Life.
... [5734] And in Isaiah it is said to Israel, "I gave Ethiopia in exchange for thee,
and Egypt and Syene for thee; from what time thou hast become honourable ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/28 the exchange for ones.htm

In what Manner the Nations in the Interior of India were ...
... When the apostles went forth by lot among the nations, Thomas received the apostleship
of the Parthians; Matthew was allotted Ethiopia; and Bartholomew the ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of scholasticus/chapter xix name what manner.htm

Against the Heresy of one Noetus.
... One, and who afterwards did show Himself, and conversed with men." And in another
place he says, "Egypt hath laboured; and the merchandise of Ethiopia and the ...
/.../the extant works and fragments of hippolytus/against the heresy of one.htm

Constantine the Great (Ad 313-337)
... On his way back, he and his crew landed at a place on the coast of Ethiopia, in
search of fresh water, when the people of the country fell on them, and killed ...
/.../chapter x constantine the great.htm

But Perhaps Some one is Alarmed at Hearing us Discourse of the ...
... with thee." The Prophet David also says, "Thou hast broken the heads of the great
dragon, Thou hast given him to be meat to the people of Ethiopia." And Job in ...
/.../16 but perhaps some one.htm

How Solomon Fortified the City of Jerusalem, and Built Great ...
... The City Of Jerusalem, And Built Great Cities; And How He Brought Some Of The
Canaanites Into Subjection, And Entertained The Queen Of Egypt And Of Ethiopia. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 6 how solomon fortified.htm

Moreover, --To Touch Briefly Some of the More Recondite Topics ...
... conflicts of sin, as the Prophet Ezekiel mystically intimates when he says, "In
that day angels shall come forth hastening to exterminate Ethiopia, and there ...
/.../15 moreoverto touch briefly some.htm

Fortified by this Knowledge against Heathen views, Let us Rather ...
... the Israelites of their duty, or sharply reproves them, He has surely a reference
to all men; when He threatens destruction to Egypt and Ethiopia, He surely pre ...
/.../tertullian/the shows or de spectaculis/chapter iii fortified by this.htm

Thesaurus
Ethiopia (26 Occurrences)
...Ethiopia is spoken of in prophecy (Psalm 68:31; 87:4; Isaiah 45:14; Ezek.
30:4-9; Dan. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ETHIOPIA. ...
/e/ethiopia.htm - 45k

Ethiopic
... 1. (a.) Of or relating to Ethiopia or the Ethiopians. ... The names Ethiopia and Ethiopians
have been used in many different meanings by various peoples. ...
/e/ethiopic.htm - 17k

Tirhakah (2 Occurrences)
... He probably ascended the throne about BC 692, having been previously king of Ethiopia
(2 Kings 19:9; Isaiah 37:9), which with Egypt now formed one nation. ...
/t/tirhakah.htm - 11k

Cush (31 Occurrences)
... Ezek. 29:10, AV "Ethiopia, " Hebrews Cush), with which it is generally
associated (Psalm 68:31; Isaiah 18:1; Jeremiah 46:9, etc.). ...
/c/cush.htm - 25k

Candace (1 Occurrence)
... It is somewhat singular that female sovereignty seems to have prevailed in Ethiopia,
the name Candace (compare "Pharaoh, " "Ptolemy, " "Caesar") being a title ...
/c/candace.htm - 8k

Ethiopian (11 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Ethiopian eunuch. The chief officer or prime minister
of state of Candace (qv), queen of Ethiopia. He was ...
/e/ethiopian.htm - 18k

Africa (1 Occurrence)
... Other portions of Africa known to the Hebrews were Cush or Ethiopia, and Put, whose
inhabitants they regarded as belonging to the Hamitic stock. ...
/a/africa.htm - 10k

Seba (4 Occurrences)
... (2.) The name of a country and nation (Isaiah 43:3; 45:14) mentioned along with
Egypt and Ethiopia, and therefore probably in north-eastern Africa. ...
/s/seba.htm - 10k

Lud (10 Occurrences)
... Lud, again, is mentioned with Ethiopia (Gush), Put, all the mingled people, Cab,
and the children of the land which is in league (or, margin "the land of the ...
/l/lud.htm - 13k

127 (3 Occurrences)
... Esther 1:1 Now it happened in the days of Ahasuerus (this is Ahasuerus who reigned
from India even to Ethiopia, over one hundred twenty-seven provinces), (See ...
/num/127.htm - 7k

Bible Concordance
Ethiopia (26 Occurrences)

Acts 8:27 He arose and went; and behold, there was a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 2:13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
(KJV)

2 Kings 19:9 When he heard it said of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, "Behold, he has come out to fight against you, he sent messengers again to Hezekiah, saying,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY RSV)

2 Chronicles 21:16 Yahweh stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians who are beside the Ethiopians:
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)

Esther 1:1 Now it happened in the days of Ahasuerus (this is Ahasuerus who reigned from India even to Ethiopia, over one hundred twenty-seven provinces),
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)

Esther 8:9 Then the king's scribes were called at that time, in the third month Sivan, on the twenty-third day of the month; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded to the Jews, and to the satraps, and the governors and princes of the provinces which are from India to Ethiopia, one hundred twenty-seven provinces, to every province according to its writing, and to every people in their language, and to the Jews in their writing, and in their language.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)

Job 28:19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, Neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)

Psalms 68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt. Ethiopia shall hurry to stretch out her hands to God.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)

Psalms 87:4 I will record Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me. Behold, Philistia, Tyre, and also Ethiopia: "This one was born there."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)

Isaiah 11:11 And it hath come to pass, in that day, The Lord addeth a second time his power, To get the remnant of His people that is left, From Asshur, and from Egypt, And from Pathros, and from Cush, And from Elam, and from Shinar, And from Hamath, and from isles of the sea,
(See RSV)

Isaiah 18:1 Ah, the land of the rustling of wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE RSV)

Isaiah 20:3 Yahweh said, "As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder concerning Egypt and concerning Ethiopia,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY RSV)

Isaiah 20:4 so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY RSV)

Isaiah 20:5 They will be dismayed and confounded, because of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY RSV)

Isaiah 37:9 He heard news concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, "He has come out to fight against you." When he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY RSV)

Isaiah 43:3 For I am Yahweh your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I have given Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY RSV)

Isaiah 45:14 Thus says Yahweh: "The labor of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia, and the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over to you, and they shall be yours. They will go after you. They shall come over in chains; and they will bow down to you. They will make supplication to you:'Surely God is in you; and there is none else. There is no other god.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY RSV)

Jeremiah 46:9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
(Root in KJV NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 29:10 therefore, behold, I am against you, and against your rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from the tower of Seveneh even to the border of Ethiopia.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 30:4 A sword shall come on Egypt, and anguish shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt; and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 30:5 Ethiopia, and Put, and Lud, and all the mixed people, and Cub, and the children of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 30:9 In that day shall messengers go forth from before me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid; and there shall be anguish on them, as in the day of Egypt; for, behold, it comes.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
(KJV NAS)

Amos 9:7 Are you not like the children of the Ethiopians to me, children of Israel?" says Yahweh. "Haven't I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt, and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)

Nahum 3:9 Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.
(KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)

Zephaniah 3:10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.
(KJV JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV)

Subtopics

Aethiopia

Ethiopia

Ethiopia was Called the Land of Cush, Mentioned In

Ethiopia: A Eunuch From, Becomes a Disciple Beause of the Preaching of Philip

Ethiopia: Bordered Egypt on the South

Ethiopia: Candace, Queen of

Ethiopia: Defeated by Asa

Ethiopia: Desolation of

Ethiopia: Invaded Syria

Ethiopia: Merchandise of

Ethiopia: Moses Marries a Woman of

Ethiopia: Prophecies Concerning the Conversion of

Ethiopia: Rivers of

Ethiopia: The Inhabitants of, Black

Ethiopia: Treats Jeremiah Kindly

Ethiopia: Warriors of

Ethiopia: Within the Babylonian Empire

Related Terms

Ethiopic

Tirhakah (2 Occurrences)

Cush (31 Occurrences)

Candace (1 Occurrence)

Ethiopian (11 Occurrences)

Africa (1 Occurrence)

Seba (4 Occurrences)

Lud (10 Occurrences)

127 (3 Occurrences)

Zerah (22 Occurrences)

Ludim (3 Occurrences)

Libya (4 Occurrences)

India (2 Occurrences)

Topaz (7 Occurrences)

Tirha'kah (2 Occurrences)

Marching (17 Occurrences)

Syene (4 Occurrences)

Stretching (84 Occurrences)

Zephaniah (11 Occurrences)

Representatives (26 Occurrences)

Moses (9295 Occurrences)

Barefoot (7 Occurrences)

Sheba (36 Occurrences)

Infinite (8 Occurrences)

Stripped (62 Occurrences)

Provinces (40 Occurrences)

Naked (56 Occurrences)

Nobles (71 Occurrences)

Dispersion (4 Occurrences)

Rivers (81 Occurrences)

Queen (59 Occurrences)

Mingled (62 Occurrences)

Ham (16 Occurrences)

Xerxes (24 Occurrences)

Nations (683 Occurrences)

Isaiah (64 Occurrences)

Kittim (8 Occurrences)

Nile (37 Occurrences)

Ur (5 Occurrences)

Untroubled (3 Occurrences)

Unclothed (14 Occurrences)

Official (45 Occurrences)

Lieutenants (4 Occurrences)

Lubim (4 Occurrences)

Libyans (6 Occurrences)

Gihon (6 Occurrences)

Wasteness (4 Occurrences)

Whirring (1 Occurrence)

Infinitude

Important (39 Occurrences)

Thatknow (1 Occurrence)

Twenty-third (7 Occurrences)

Trudge (1 Occurrence)

Twenty-seven (6 Occurrences)

Rank (42 Occurrences)

Rustling (2 Occurrences)

Ethiopians (11 Occurrences)

Envoys (16 Occurrences)

Exile (101 Occurrences)

Egypt's (13 Occurrences)

Deserts (18 Occurrences)

Deputies (14 Occurrences)

Multitude (352 Occurrences)

Mordecai's (6 Occurrences)

Philistia (12 Occurrences)

Prophecy (37 Occurrences)

Phut (7 Occurrences)

Pathros (6 Occurrences)

Pain (172 Occurrences)

Portent (5 Occurrences)

People (13047 Occurrences)

Philip (37 Occurrences)

Products (9 Occurrences)

Buttocks (3 Occurrences)

Boasted (12 Occurrences)

Buzzing (1 Occurrence)

Bared (4 Occurrences)

Ha (8 Occurrences)

Compared (29 Occurrences)

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