(a bow ) the third name in the list of the sons of Ham ( Genesis 10:6 ; 1 Chronicles 1:8 ) elsewhere applied to an African country or people. The few mentions of Phut in the Bible clearly indicate a country or people of Africa, and, it must be added, probably not far from Egypt. ( Isaiah 66:19 ; Jeremiah 46:9 ; Ezekiel 27:10 ; 30:5 ; 38:5 ; Nahum 3:9 ) Some identify it with Libya, in the northern part Africa near the Mediterranean Sea; others, as Mr. Poole, with Nubia, south of Egypt.
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Phut, Put'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".