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Chushan-rishathaim

Chushan-rishathaim [N] [H]

Cush of double wickedness, or governor of two presidencies, the king of Mesopotamia who oppressed Israel in the generation immediately following Joshua ( Judges 3:8 ). We learn from the Tell-el-Amarna tablets that Palestine had been invaded by the forces of Aram-naharaim (A.V., "Mesopotamia") more than once, long before the Exodus, and that at the time they were written the king of Aram-naharaim was still intriguing in Canaan. It is mentioned among the countries which took part in the attack upon Egypt in the reign of Rameses III. (of the Twentieth Dynasty), but as its king is not one of the princes stated to have been conquered by the Pharaoh, it would seem that he did not actually enter Egypt. As the reign of Rameses III. corresponds with the Israelitish occupation of Canaan, it is probable that the Egyptian monuments refer to the oppression of the Israelites by Chushan-rishathaim. Canaan was still regarded as a province of Egypt, so that, in attacking it Chushan-rishathaim would have been considered to be attacking Egypt.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Chushan-rishathaim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Chushan-rishathaim [N] [E]

blackness of iniquities
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Chushan-rishathaim'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Chushan-rishathaim

(chief of two governments ), the king of Mesopotamia who oppressed Israel during eight years in the generation immediately following Joshua. ( Judges 3:8 ) (B.C. after 1420.) His yoke was broken from the neck of the people of Israel by Othniel, Calebs nephew. ( Judges 3:10 )


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Chushanrishathaim'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.