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see CushCush
or Kush
. 1 Son of Ham and father of the Asian nation of the same name, perhaps the same nation as one of similar name in E Mesopotamia. Gen. 10.8; 1 Chron. 1.10. 2 Benjamite opposed to David. Ps. 7, title.
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, Kush Old Testament
1. the son of Ham and brother of Canaan (Genesis 10:6)
2. the country of the supposed descendants of Cush (ancient Ethiopia), comprising approximately Nubia and the modern Sudan, and the territory of southern (or Upper) Egypt
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Also known as Danakil after the region where they live, the Afar are Muslim Cushites, but they still maintain many of their ancient animist traditions.
Jews were described variously as purely Caucasian Semites, dark Egyptians, ruddy Edomites, black Cushites, mixed-blood Chaldaeans, and so on.
One important group has been purposely excluded, namely the Cushites, since the author felt that the topic was too complex for an introduction on the scale he had intended.
The most famous of these, the Baptist Rufus Perry's The Cushites, or the Descendants of Ham,(55) he endorsed as a work of "profound learning" that should become essential reading "respecting the ancient greatness of the descendants of Ham, the ancestors of the American Negro.
Mendenhall continues in this paragraph with reference to Moses's Cushite wife (Numbers 12:1), though elsewhere Zipporah is referred to as a Midianite (see Exodus 2: 15-22).
Rabbis also spoke of the beauties of Moses's Cushite (or Ethiopian) wife, of the black Queen of Sheba, and of Solomon's Cushite scribes.