Cushite


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Related to Cushite: Nimrod, Cushitic languages

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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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
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.
12:9-10: When Miriam and Aaron, Moses' sister and brother, "spoke against Moses, because he had married a Cushite woman, the anger of the Lord glowed against them and Miriam's skin turned white as snow.
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.
The next reference to Tzipporah is when the Torah recounts that "Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman he had married, [saying] 'He married a Cushite woman.
Chapters Four, Five, and Six are detailed discussions of Jewish exegesis of the biblical passages concerning Moses's Cushite wife and the curse of Ham, including comparisons with Islamic and Christian interpretations.
In the Old Testament, the other model for our notions of slavery is Ebed-Melech, the Cushite, a royal slave, a palace official, an influential man, who saves the life of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 38:7-13).
Numbers 12 describes her in conjunction with her brother, Aaron, as having "spoken up against Moses because of the Cushite woman he had married" (Num 12:1).