Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Cush (Hebrew: ⁠כּוּשׁ⁠ "black," or "dark" Probably of foreign origin) was the eldest son of Ham, brother of Canaan and the father of Nimrod, mentioned in the "Table of Nations" in Genesis 10:6 and in I Chronicles 1:8. It is usually considered to be the eponym of the people of Kush.
  1. a Benjamite mentioned only in the title of Ps 7
  2. the son of Ham and grandson of Noah and the progenitor of the southernmost peoples located in Africa
  3. the peoples descended from Cush
  4. the land occupied by the descendants of Cush located around the southern parts of the Nile (Ethiopia), Ps. 68:32; Acts 8:27; Gen. 10:7,8; whose country was surrounded by the river Gihon Gen. 2:13
Ethiopia was called the land of Cush, mentioned in (Genesis 10:6; 1 Chronicles 1:9; Isaiah 11:11)

Cush was the father of the Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca (Genesis 10:7; 1 Chronicles 1:9). He is also the father of Nimrod.

Another person named Cush in the Bible is a Benjamite who is mentioned only in Psalm 7 and is believed to be a follower of Saul.

Cush is first mentioned in Genesis 2:12-14:
12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.) 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Asshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
Jewish historian Flavius Josephus gives an account of the nation of Cush, who is the son of Ham and the grandson of Noah:
"For of the four sons of Ham, time has not at all hurt the name of Chus; for the Ethiopians, over whom he reigned, are even at this day, both by themselves and by all men in Asia, called Chusites." (Antiquities of the Jews 1.6)
The wife of Moses was a Kushite, according to the biblical Book of Numbers.


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