Cushite


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cush

 (ko͝osh)
n. Chiefly Southern US
A dish made by frying or boiling cornmeal or crumbled cornbread with grease and often other ingredients such as pieces of meat or onion.

[Akin to cush-cush.]

Cush 1

 (kŭsh, ko͝osh)
In the Bible, the oldest son of Ham.

Cush 2

also Kush  (kŭsh, ko͝osh)
1. An ancient region of northeast Africa identified in the Bible as the land of the descendants of Cush. It is often identified with Ethiopia.
2. An ancient kingdom of Nubia in northern Sudan. It flourished from the 11th century bc to the 4th century ad, when its capital fell to the Ethiopians.

Cush′ite adj. & n.
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Harmony does exist between Jesus' mother, Mary, and Miriam's punishment for speaking against Moses for marrying a Cushite woman (Midianites and other Arabic groups).
Tal es el caso de los Maasais (Kenia, Tanzania), Ogiek, Samburu, Turkana, (Kenia), Cushite, Nio-Hamite, San (Tanzania), Himba (Namibia) o Khoekhoe (Sudafrica).
In Numbers 12, Miriam and Aaron criticize Moses because he had broken the taboos on inter-marriage by marrying a Cushite, that is, a woman from the kingdom of Cush, now generally agreed to have been located in present day Ethiopia.
Turning to religious practices, Rooney argues, 'At some time in their history, the Polynesians came in contact with the Hamitic race, and throughout the Pacific we find traces of the Cushite cult' (Rooney 1908:620), seeming to forget the impact that Christianity had on very many traditions in Fiji even before his arrival; or perhaps wanting to salvage the honour of contemporaries who continued to align Pacific Island descent with biblical narratives.
More precisely, they analyze interrogativity, complex predicates, and finiteness in Cushite, Semitic, Omotic, and Nilo-Saharan languages.
12:1: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "Miram and Aaron spoke against Moses concerning the Cushite woman whom he had taken; and behold, the Cushite woman was Zipporah, the wife of Moses
Shiksas like Ruth who said, ""Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God," and even Moses' wife, Zipporah the Cushite could be considered a convert to Judaism.
Meroites) who 'stepped into the vacuum left by the withdrawal of Roman garrisons, if such a vacuum ever existed' and that the Cushite State (i.
James and Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire by Drusila Dunjee Houston (Black Classic Press) and later Cheikh Anta Diop's African Origin of Civilization prepared the foundation for African people to live the myths of Egypt by providing alternatives to views of Egypt based on Christianity.
Sefer Ha-Yashar's legends would thus explain how and why Moses acquired a Cushite wife (Num.
First, the Law Giver, Moses himself, at least once, disregarded this law and married a Cushite woman (Num 12:1).
The Bible describes a conversation between Miriam and Aaron in which they criticize Moses because of the Cushite woman he had married.