Isaiah 37:9

Overview - Isaiah 37
Hezekiah mourning, sends to Isaiah to pray for them.
Isaiah comforts them.
Sennacherib, going to encounter Tirhakah, sends a blasphemous letter to Hezekiah.
14 Hezekiah's prayer.
21 Isaiah's prophecy of the pride and destruction of Sennacherib, and the good of Zion.
36 An angel slays the Assyrians.
37 Sennacherib is slain at Nineveh by his own sons.
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Isaiah 37:9  (King James Version)
And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,

he heard
1 Samuel 23:27 1 Samuel 23:28

Cush, which is generally rendered Ethiopia, is applied in Scripture to at least three distinct and different countries. 1. The country watered by the Gihon or Araxes, ( Genesis 2:13, ,)
also called Cuth, 2 ; Ki 17:30 ; 2. A country of Arabia Petra, bordering upon Egypt, which extended from the northern extremity of the Red sea along its eastern shore
(Comp. Exodus 3:1 ,with Numbers 12:1
Habakkuk 3:7 .) 3. Ethiopia Proper, an
extensive country of Africa, comprehending Nubia and Abyssinia; being bounded on the north by Egypt, on the east by the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, and on the south and west by various nations of Africa, and extending from about 6 degrees to 24 degrees N lat. and 25 degrees to 45 degrees E. long. It is probable that it was this latter Cush, or Ethiopia, of which Tirhakah was king; he being in league with his kinsman Sevechus, son of So, or Sabacon, king of Egypt, against Sennacherib, the king of Assyria.