Cush
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Cush

Cushan, Cushi, Ethiopians; blackness

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Cush

(black), a Benjamite mentioned only in the title to (Psalms 7:1) He was probably a follower of Saul, the head of his tribe. (B.C. 1061).

ATS Bible Dictionary
Cush

1. The eldest son of Ham, and father of Nimrod, Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtecha, most of whom settled in Arabia Felix, Genesis 10:6-8.

2. The countries peopled by the descendants of Cush, and generally called in the English Bible, Ethiopia, though not always. But under this name there seem to be included not less than three different countries:

A. The oriental Cush, comprehending the regions of Persis, Chusistan, and Susiana, in Persia. It lay chiefly to the eastward of the Tigris. Hither we may refer the river Gihon, Genesis 2:13 Zephaniah 3:10. See EDEN.

B. The Hebrews also, in the opinion of many, used Cush and Cushan, Habakkuk 3:7, to designate the southern parts of Arabia, and the coast of the Red sea. From this country originated Nimrod, who established himself in Mesopotamia, Genesis 10:8. The "Ethiopian woman," too, whom Moses married during the march of the Israelites through the desert, came probably from this Cush, Exodus 2:16-21 Numbers 12:1 2 Chronicles 21:16.

C. But, more commonly, Cush signifies Ethiopia proper, lying south and southeast of Egypt, and now called Abyssinia, Isaiah 18:1 20:3-5 Jeremiah 13:23 Ezekiel 29:10 Daniel 11:43.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Black.

(1.) A son, probably the eldest, of Ham, and the father of Nimrod (Genesis 10:8; 1 Chronicles 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 the whole land of Cush (Genesis 2:13, R.V.). The term Cush is in the Old Testament generally applied to the countries south of the Israelites. It was the southern limit of Egypt (Ezek. 29:10, A.V. "Ethiopia, " Hebrews Cush), with which it is generally associated (Psalm 68:31; Isaiah 18:1; Jeremiah 46:9, etc.). It stands also associated with Elam (Isaiah 11:11), with Persia (Ezek. 38:5), and with the Sabeans (Isaiah 45:14). From these facts it has been inferred that Cush included Arabia and the country on the west coast of the Red Sea. Rawlinson takes it to be the country still known as Khuzi-stan, on the east side of the Lower Tigris. But there are intimations which warrant the conclusion that there was also a Cush in Africa, the Ethiopia (so called by the Greeks) of Africa. Ezekiel speaks (29:10; Comp. 30:4-6) of it as lying south of Egypt. It was the country now known to us as Nubia and Abyssinia (Isaiah 18:1; Zephaniah 3:10, Hebrews Cush). In ancient Egyptian inscriptions Ethiopia is termed Kesh. The Cushites appear to have spread along extensive tracts, stretching from the Upper Nile to the Euphrates and Tigris. At an early period there was a stream of migration of Cushites "from Ethiopia, properly so called, through Arabia, Babylonia, and Persia, to Western India." The Hamite races, soon after their arrival in Africa, began to spread north, east, and west. Three branches of the Cushite or Ethiopian stock, moving from Western Asia, settled in the regions contiguous to the Persian Gulf. One branch, called the Cossaeans, settled in the mountainous district on the east of the Tigris, known afterwards as Susiana; another occupied the lower regions of the Euphrates and the Tigris; while a third colonized the southern shores and islands of the gulf, whence they afterwards emigrated to the Mediterranean and settled on the coast of Palestine as the Phoenicians. Nimrod was a great Cushite chief. He conquered the Accadians, a Tauranian race, already settled in Mesopotamia, and founded his kingdom, the Cushites mingling with the Accads, and so forming the Chaldean nation.

(2.) A Benjamite of this name is mentioned in the title of Psalm 7. "Cush was probably a follower of Saul, the head of his tribe, and had sought the friendship of David for the purpose of 'rewarding evil to him that was at peace with him.'"

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CUSH (1)

kush (kush):

1. The Ancestor of Many Nations:

(1) The first of the sons of Ham, from whom sprang Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabtecah. He was also the father of Nimrod, who rounded Babel (Babylon) and the other great states of Shinar or Babylonia (Genesis 10:6-8). The meaning of the name is uncertain.

(2) The name of the country around which the Gihon flowed (Genesis 2:13), rendered "Ethiopia" in the King James Version, but in view of the distance of that country from the other rivers mentioned, this seems to be an unlikely identification.

2. A District of the Garden of Eden

See EDEN; ETHIOPIA; TABLE OF NATIONS.

T. G. Pinches

CUSH (2)

kush (kush; Septuagint Chousei, Psalm 7 title): A Benjamite, perhaps he that "was without cause" the "adversary" of David (compare Psalm 7:4).

See CUSHI.

Strong's Hebrew
3569. Kushi -- descendant of Cush
... Kushi. 3570 . descendant of Cush. Transliteration: Kushi Phonetic Spelling:
(koo-shee') Short Definition: Cushite. Word Origin from Kush Definition desc. ...
/hebrew/3569.htm - 6k

5434. Seba -- son of Cush, also his desc. and their land
... 5433b, 5434. Seba. 5435 . son of Cush, also his desc. ... Word Origin from saba
Definition son of Cush, also his desc. and their land NASB Word Usage Seba (4). ...
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5455. Sabteka -- a son of Cush, also the territory settled by his ...
... a son of Cush, also the territory settled by his desc. ... Word Origin probably of foreign
origin Definition a son of Cush, also the territory settled by his desc. ...
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5454. Sabta -- a son of Cush, also the territory settled by his ...
... a son of Cush, also the territory settled by his desc. ... Word Origin probably of foreign
origin Definition a son of Cush, also the territory settled by his desc. ...
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5248. Nimrod -- a son of Cush and founder of the Bab. kingdom
... Nimrod or Nimrod. 5249 . a son of Cush and founder of the Bab. ... Word Origin probably
of foreign origin Definition a son of Cush and founder of the Bab. ...
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7484. Ramah -- "trembling," son of Cush, also a trading people
... Ramah or Rama. 7485 . "trembling," son of Cush, also a trading people.
Transliteration: Ramah or Rama Phonetic Spelling: (rah-maw') Short Definition: Raamah. ...
/hebrew/7484.htm - 6k

2341. Chavilah -- a son of Cush, also a son of Joktan, also ...
... 2340, 2341. Chavilah. 2342 . a son of Cush, also a son of Joktan, also
territories of unc. location. Transliteration: Chavilah ...
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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

3568a. Kush -- a son of Ham, also his desc., also a land in the S. ...
... 3568, 3568a. Kush. 3568b . a son of Ham, also his desc., also a land in the
S. Nile Valley. Transliteration: Kush Short Definition: Cush. ...
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3568b. Kushi -- a Benjamite.
... Kushi. 3569 . a Benjamite. Transliteration: Kushi Short Definition: Cush. Word
Origin probably of foreign origin Definition a Benjamite. 3568a, 3568b. ...
/hebrew/3568b.htm - 5k

Library

"In the Volume of the Book it is Written of Me" (Heb. . .
... Second, we are told that he was a son of Cush " "And Cush begat Nimrod"
(Gen.10:8), and Cush was a son of Ham, who was curst by Noah. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/pink/the antichrist/in the volume of the.htm

The Exile --Continued.
... The occasion of it is said to be "the words of Cush the Benjamite." As this is a
peculiar name for an Israelite, it has been supposed to be an allegorical ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/the life of david/vii the exilecontinued.htm

We Arrive Now at a Branch of Our Subject Upon which the Lord's ...
... of his father, Hoah. "The sons of Ham were Cush[hellip]and Cush begat Nimrod:
he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a ...
//christianbookshelf.org/pink/the antichrist/we arrive now at a.htm

Of the Generations of the Three Sons of Noah.
... After enumerating these, Scripture returns to the first of the sons, and says,
"Cush begat Nimrod; he began to be a giant on the earth. ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 3 of the generations of.htm

Chapter x
... (See figure 363). 6. And the sons of Ham: Cush and Mizraim and Put and Canaan. ...
Yet in days of old Cush extended indefinitely to the south. ...
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From the Flood to Abraham
... The sons of Cush, in the scripture commonly meaning the Ethiopian and now known
as the black-skinned African, are the very synonym for weakness, degradation ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter iii from the flood.htm

Nineveh.
... When the confusion of tongues took place at Babel, and men were dispersed, the sons
of Ham's grandson, Cush, remained in Mesopotamia, which took the name of ...
//christianbookshelf.org/yonge/the chosen people/lesson ix nineveh.htm

The Battle of Carchemish
... Go up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty men go forth: Cush and
Put, that handle the shield; And the Ludim, that handle and bend the bow. ...
/.../select masterpieces of biblical literature/viii the battle of carchemish.htm

Jewish Chronology Continued.
... And among Ham's children are: Canaan, [1071] from whom came the Canaanites; Mizraim,
from whom the Egyptians; Cush, from whom the Ethiopians; and Phut, from ...
/.../the refutation of all heresies/chapter xxvii jewish chronology continued.htm

Psalm 7
... Psalm 7. Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the Lord, concerning the words
of Cush the Benjamite. 8,6,8,6. ^1O Lord my God, in thee do I. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/anonymous/scottish psalter and paraphrases/psalm 7.htm

Thesaurus
Cush (31 Occurrences)
... 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. ...
/c/cush.htm - 25k

Phut (7 Occurrences)
... Genesis 10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. ... 1 Chronicles
1:8 The sons of Ham: Cush and Mizraim, Phut and Canaan. (DBY). ...
/p/phut.htm - 9k

Cushan (3 Occurrences)
... Probably a poetic or prolonged name of the land of Cush, the Arabian Cush (Habakkuk
3:7). Some have, however, supposed this to be the same as Chushan ...
/c/cushan.htm - 8k

Nimrod (4 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Firm, a descendant of Cush, the son of Ham. ... Nimrod
(4 Occurrences). Genesis 10:8 Cush became the father of Nimrod. ...
/n/nimrod.htm - 11k

Dedan (10 Occurrences)
... 21:13, and Ezek. 27:15. They probably settled among the sons of Cush, on
the north-west coast of the Persian Gulf. (2.) A son of ...
/d/dedan.htm - 11k

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)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary. (1.) One of the sons of Cush (Genesis 10:7). ... Genesis
10:7 The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. ...
/s/seba.htm - 10k

Havilah (7 Occurrences)
... (3.) One of the sons of Cush (Genesis 10:7). ... Genesis 10:7 The sons of Cush: Seba,
Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. ...
/h/havilah.htm - 11k

Cushite (15 Occurrences)
... (4.) Moses married a Cushite woman (Numbers 12:1). From this circumstance some have
supposed that Zipporah was meant, and hence that Midian was Cush. ...
/c/cushite.htm - 14k

Ludim (3 Occurrences)
... parallels in the Syrian Mucri of the Assyrian inscriptions by the side of the Mucur
which stood for Egypt, and still more in the Cappadocian Cush (Kusu) of ...
/l/ludim.htm - 11k

Concordance
Cush (31 Occurrences)

Genesis 2:13
The name of the second river is Gihon: the same river that flows through the whole land of Cush.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 10:6
The sons of Ham: Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 10:7
The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 10:8
Cush became the father of Nimrod. He began to be a mighty one in the earth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 19:9
And when he heard it said of Tirhakah king of Cush, Behold, he hath come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again to Hezekiah, saying,
(WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 1:8
The sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 1:9
The sons of Cush: Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raama, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba, and Dedan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 1:10
Cush became the father of Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 1:1
Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus who reigned from India even to Cush, over a hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)
(WBS YLT NIV)

Esther 8:9
Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day of it; and it was written, according to all that Mordecai commanded, to the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India to Cush, a hundred twenty and seven provinces, to every province according to the writing of it, and to every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.
(WBS YLT NIV)

Job 28:19
The topaz of Cush shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
(WBS YLT NIV)

Psalms 6:10
All mine enemies shall be put to shame and sore troubled: They shall turn back, they shall be put to shame suddenly. Psalm 7 Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto Jehova, concerning the words of Cush a Benjamite.
(ASV)

Psalms 7:1
A meditation by David, which he sang to Yahweh, concerning the words of Cush, the Benjamite. Yahweh, my God, I take refuge in you. Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,
(WEB JPS BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Psalms 68:31
Princes shall come out of Egypt; Cush shall soon stretch out her hands to God.
(WBS YLT NIV)

Psalms 87:4
I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Cush; this man was born there.
(WBS YLT NIV)

Isaiah 11:11
It will happen in that day that the Lord will set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Isaiah 18:1
Ha! land shadowing with wings, which art beyond the rivers of Cush,
(DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Isaiah 20:3
And the LORD said, As my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Cush;
(WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Isaiah 20:5
And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Cush their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
(WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Isaiah 37:9
And he heard it said concerning Tirhakah king of Cush, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
(WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Isaiah 43:3
For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Savior: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Cush and Seba for thee.
(WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Isaiah 45:14
Thus saith the LORD, The labor of Egypt, and merchandise of Cush and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over to thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down to thee, they shall make supplication to thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God.
(WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 46:9
Go up, you horses; and rage, you chariots; and let the mighty men go forth: Cush and Put, who handle the shield; and the Ludim, who handle and bend the bow.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Ezekiel 27:10
Cush and Lud and Put were in your army, your men of war, hanging up their body-covers and head-dresses of war in you: they gave you your glory.
(BBE)

Ezekiel 29:10
Behold, therefore, I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even to the border of Cush.
(WBS YLT NIV)

Ezekiel 30:4
And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be in Cush, when the slain shall fall in Egypt, and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down.
(WBS YLT NIV)

Ezekiel 30:5
Cush, and Phut, and Lud, and all the mingled people, and Chub, and the children of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.
(DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Ezekiel 30:9
In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the careless Cushites afraid, and great pain shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for lo, it cometh.
(Root in WBS YLT NIV)

Ezekiel 38:5
Persia, Cush, and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet;
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Nahum 3:9
Cush and Egypt were her boundless strength. Put and Libya were her helpers.
(WEB WBS YLT NIV)

Zephaniah 3:10
From beyond the rivers of Cush, my worshipers, even the daughter of my dispersed people, will bring my offering.
(WEB DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Subtopics

Cush

Cush: A Benjamite, Title of

Cush: Land of

Cush: Son of Ham

Related Terms

Phut (7 Occurrences)

Cushan (3 Occurrences)

Nimrod (4 Occurrences)

Dedan (10 Occurrences)

Africa (1 Occurrence)

Seba (4 Occurrences)

Havilah (7 Occurrences)

Cushite (15 Occurrences)

Ludim (3 Occurrences)

Raamah (3 Occurrences)

Put (13688 Occurrences)

Sabtecha (2 Occurrences)

Sabteca (2 Occurrences)

Gihon (6 Occurrences)

Lud (10 Occurrences)

Warrior (36 Occurrences)

Tirhakah (2 Occurrences)

Ra'amah (3 Occurrences)

Raama (1 Occurrence)

Mizraim (5 Occurrences)

Benjamite (15 Occurrences)

Body-cover (11 Occurrences)

Sab'teca (2 Occurrences)

Sabtah (1 Occurrence)

Hav'ilah (6 Occurrences)

Sang (28 Occurrences)

Genealogy (29 Occurrences)

Begot (119 Occurrences)

Begat (112 Occurrences)

Shields (44 Occurrences)

Sheba (36 Occurrences)

Nations (683 Occurrences)

Eden (19 Occurrences)

Ethiopia (26 Occurrences)

Ham (16 Occurrences)

Table (125 Occurrences)

Shield (65 Occurrences)

Grew (133 Occurrences)

Hodu (2 Occurrences)

Kir (11 Occurrences)

Kub (1 Occurrence)

Jehova (1 Occurrence)

Japheth (12 Occurrences)

Libya (4 Occurrences)

Gripping (6 Occurrences)

Gibon (1 Occurrence)

Gog (12 Occurrences)

Winds (35 Occurrences)

Worshipers (12 Occurrences)

Islands (32 Occurrences)

Isles (32 Occurrences)

Flows (14 Occurrences)

Furiously (9 Occurrences)

Topaz (7 Occurrences)

Reclaim (1 Occurrence)

Ra'ama (1 Occurrence)

Erring (13 Occurrences)

Egypt's (13 Occurrences)

Dispersion (4 Occurrences)

Dedanites (1 Occurrence)

Meditation (15 Occurrences)

Mitzraim (2 Occurrences)

Madly (2 Occurrences)

Mixture (16 Occurrences)

Psalm (213 Occurrences)

Pathros (6 Occurrences)

Prance (3 Occurrences)

Pursuers (19 Occurrences)

Benjaminite (9 Occurrences)

Boundless (3 Occurrences)

Chushanrishathaim (2 Occurrences)

Complacency (2 Occurrences)

Charioteers (19 Occurrences)

Curving (1 Occurrence)

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