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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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The original inhabitants of the Dodecaschoenos belonged to the Meroitic Empire, and the inscriptions use the Meroitic language (hieroglyphic and demotic), which up till now is only partly understood.
As such, his analysis of the facts is correct: Diocletian made peace with the 'Nubians' in the Dodecaschoenos and also with the Beja, who did not belong to the old Meroitic Empire.