Seba
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Seba

a drunkard; that turns

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Seba

(pl. Sebaim ; in Authorized Version incorrectly rendered Sabeans) heads the list of the sons of Cush. Besides the mention of Seba in the lists of the pens of Cush, (Genesis 10:7; 1 Chronicles 1:9) there are but three notices of the nation -- (Psalms 72:10; Isaiah 43:3; 45:14) These passages seem to show that Seba was a nation of Africa bordering on or included in Cush, and in Solomon's time independent and of political importance. It may perhaps be identified with the island of Meroe. Josephus says that Saba was the ancient name of the Ethiopian island and city of Meroe, but he writes Seba, in the notice of the Noachian settlements, Sabas. The island of Meroe lay between the Astaboras, the Atbara, the most northern tributary of the Nile, and the Astapus, the Bahr el-Azrak, "Blue River," the eastern of its two great confluents.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Seba

See SABEANS

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) One of the sons of Cush (Genesis 10:7).

(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. The ancient name of Meroe. The kings of Sheba and Seba are mentioned together in Psalm 72:10.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SEBA

se'-ba (cebha'; Saba (Genesis 10:7 1 Chronicles 1:9); Greek ibid., but Codex Vaticanus has (Saban):

1. Forms of Name, and Parentage of Seba:

The first son of Cush, his brothers being Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtecha. In Psalm 72:10 and Isaiah 43:3 (where the Greek has Soene), Seba is mentioned with Egypt and Ethiopia, and must therefore have been a southern people. In Isaiah 45:14 we meet with the gentilic form, (csebha'im) (Sabaeim), rendered "Sabaeans," who are described as "men of stature" (i.e. tall), and were to come over to Cyrus in chains, and acknowledge that God was in him-their merchandise, and that of the Ethiopians, and the labor of Egypt, were to be his.

2. Position of the Nation:

Their country is regarded as being, most likely, the district of Saba, North of Adulis, on the west coast of the Red Sea. There is just a possibility that the Sabi River, stretching from the coast to the Zambesi and the Limpopo, which was utilized as a waterway by the states in that region, though, through silting, not suitable now, may contain a trace of the name, and perhaps testifies to still more southern extensions of the power and influence of the Sebaim. (See Th. Bent, The Ruined Cities of Mashonaland, 1892.) The ruins of this tract are regarded as being the work of others than the black natives of the country. Dillmann, however, suggests (on Genesis 10:7) that the people of Seba were another branch of the Cushites East of Napatha by the Arabian Sea, of which Strabo (xvi. 4, 8, 10) and Ptolemy (iv.7, 7) give information.

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T
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Strong's Hebrew
5434. Seba -- son of Cush, also his desc. and their land
... 5433b, 5434. Seba. 5435 . son of Cush, also his desc. and their land.
Transliteration: Seba Phonetic Spelling: (seb-aw') Short Definition: Seba. ...
/hebrew/5434.htm - 6k

5436. Sebaim -- inhab. of Seba
... Sebaim. 5437 . inhab. of Seba. Transliteration: Sebaim Phonetic Spelling:
(seb-aw-ee') Short Definition: Sabeans. Word Origin from Seba Definition inhab. ...
/hebrew/5436.htm - 6k

Library

Chapter x
... The son is the same one referred to in 9:22, 25. 7. And the sons of Cush:
Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabteca. And ...
//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter x.htm

Solomon
... The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: The kings of Sheba
and Seba shall offer gifts. Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 1 solomon.htm

Visions of Future Glory
... thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave
Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 60 visions of future.htm

Nor Does Ps. Lxxii. Apply to Solomon, Whose Faults Christians ...
... The kings of Tarshish and the isles shall offer gifts; the kings of Arabia and Seba
shall offer gifts; and all the kings of the earth shall worship Him, and ...
/.../chapter xxxiv nor does ps lxxii.htm

Psalm 72
... to him shall presents bring; And unto him shall offer gifts. Sheba's and Seba's
king. ^11Yea, all the mighty kings on earth. before him down shall fall; ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/anonymous/scottish psalter and paraphrases/psalm 72.htm

How David, when He had Recovered his Kingdom, was Reconciled to ...
... Ziba; And Showed A Great Affection To Barzillai; And How, Upon The Rise Of A Sedition,
He Made Amasa Captain Of His Host, In Order To Pursue Seba; Which Amasa ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 11 how david when.htm

John the Baptist --visit of Jesus to John, and his Abode in the ...
... iv.1; Journ. Asiat., February-March, 1856.]. [Footnote 6: The Aramean word seba,
origin of the name of Sabians, is synonymous with [Greek: baptizo].]. ...
/.../renan/the life of jesus/chapter vi john the baptistvisit.htm

The Quotation in Matt. Ii. 6.
... The passages to which he refers are Psalm 72:10: "The kings of Sheba and Seba shall
offer gifts;" and Isaiah 60:6: "All they from Sheba shall come, they shall ...
/.../hengstenberg/christology of the old testament/the quotation in matt ii.htm

The Antiquities of the Jews
... Ziba; And Showed A Great Affection To Barzillai; And How, Upon The Rise Of A Sedition,
He Made Amasa Captain Of His Host, In Order To Pursue Seba; Which Amasa ...
//christianbookshelf.org/josephus/the antiquities of the jews/

Sin: Its Spring-Head, Stream, and Sea
... Truly said the Lord, "I gave Egypt for thy ransom: Ethiopia and Seba for thee."
It was love, wondrous love to Israel, which made the Lord to show his signs in ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 37 1891/sin its spring-head stream and.htm

Thesaurus
Seba (4 Occurrences)
... The ancient name of Meroe. The kings of Sheba and Seba are mentioned together
in Psalm 72:10. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SEBA. ...
/s/seba.htm - 10k

Beersheba (33 Occurrences)
... It is still called by the Arabs Bir es-Seba, ie, "well of the seven", where there
are to the present day two principal wells and five smaller ones. ...
/b/beersheba.htm - 22k

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

Ra'amah (3 Occurrences)
... Ra'amah (3 Occurrences). Genesis 10:7 The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah,
and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. (See RSV). ...
/r/ra'amah.htm - 7k

Raamah (3 Occurrences)
... Raamah (3 Occurrences). Genesis 10:7 The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah,
Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. ...
/r/raamah.htm - 7k

Dedan (10 Occurrences)
... Dedan (10 Occurrences). Genesis 10:7 The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah,
Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. ...
/d/dedan.htm - 11k

Sabtecha (2 Occurrences)
... Sabtecha (2 Occurrences). Genesis 10:7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah,
and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. ...
/s/sabtecha.htm - 7k

Sabteca (2 Occurrences)
... Sabteca (2 Occurrences). Genesis 10:7 The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah,
Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. ...
/s/sabteca.htm - 7k

Sabaeans
... This last, which is the root of shebha'im, is regarded by Arabists as coming from
that root with the meaning of "to take captive," though seba'a, "he raided ...
/s/sabaeans.htm - 9k

Sab'teca (2 Occurrences)
... Sab'teca (2 Occurrences). Genesis 10:7 And the sons of Cush: Seba, and Havilah,
and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah: Sheba, and Dedan. ...
/s/sab'teca.htm - 6k

Concordance
Seba (4 Occurrences)

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)

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)

Psalms 72:10
The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring tribute. The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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 WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Seba

Seba: A Region in Ethiopia

Seba: Son of Cush

Related Terms

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Cush (31 Occurrences)

Ra'amah (3 Occurrences)

Raamah (3 Occurrences)

Dedan (10 Occurrences)

Sabtecha (2 Occurrences)

Sabteca (2 Occurrences)

Sabaeans

Sab'teca (2 Occurrences)

Havilah (7 Occurrences)

Hav'ilah (6 Occurrences)

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Seaweed (1 Occurrence)

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