• The messenger sent by Joab to David to announce his victory over Absalom ( 2 Samuel 18:32 ).

  • The father of Shelemiah ( Jeremiah 36:14 ).

  • Son of Gedaliah, and father of the prophet ( Zephaniah 1:1 ).

  • Moses married a Cushite woman ( Numbers 12:1 ). From this circumstance some have supposed that Zipporah was meant, and hence that Midian was Cush.

    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.

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Cushite". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .



    Whereas kushi, is elsewhere rendered Ethiopian, in 2 Samuel 18:21-32 it is rendered Cushite in the Revised Version (British and American) (see CUSHI and compare CUSHITE WOMAN). Its plural, which occurs in Zephaniah, Daniel and 2 Chronicles, also in the form kushiyim, in Amos, is uniformly translated Ethiopians, following Septuagint. The other Old Testament books use simply kush, for people as well as land.

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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CUSHITE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.