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 (kŭsh, ko͝osh)
See Cush2.
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(kʌʃ; kʊʃ)
(Bible) a variant spelling of Cush
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or Kush

(kʊʃ, kʌʃ)

1. the eldest son of Ham. Gen. 10:6.
2. an area mentioned in the Bible, sometimes identified with Upper Egypt.
3. an ancient kingdom in North Africa, in the region of Nubia.
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Finally, Bimson examines the Chronicler's account of Shishak's invasion, finding that references to Libyans, Sukkim (= Tjukten/Tjeekten), and Kushites, difficult in the conventional chronology, would not be out of place in Dynasty XX (pp.
By employing the evidence presented by the Classical sources that the Kushites ruled empires in Africa and Asia, Winters is able to show that the cognate language of Meroitic was the Tokharian language spoken by the Kushana people of Central Asia.
Caption: Top to bottom: Some of the pyramids of Kush; Zeinab with a statue of Apedemak, the lion god worshipped by the Kushites; an impromptu bow and arrow lesson with Haaono, a Hadzabe tribe member, Tanzania; at the Pharaonic Village in Cairo, watching papyrusmaking; filming in the ruins of Great Zimbabwe
Revenge of the Kushites: Assimilation and resistance in Egypt's New Kingdom Empire and Nubian ascendancy over Egypt.
In 23 BC the Kushites attacked the Roman frontier garrisons (at Philae, Syene, Elephantine), an action that ended with Roman reprisals and the 'treaty of Samos', which inter alia appears to have re-established a condominium (see also Desanges 1969:139-147).
In ancient times all Africans were called Ethiopians or Kushites. And in the Middle Ages the Africans were called Moors.
(23) In the Greek tradition, Kushites ruled India up to the Ganga.
The winners were Meja Mwangi, The Mzungu Boy (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2005); Tamara Bower, How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005); Liz Sonneborn, The Ancient Kushites, (Scholastic Inc./Franklin Watts, 2005); David C.
The Cushim, or Kushites, mentioned in it--whether they were the Aethiops of Greek literature, or Nubians, whose presence in Canaan was known as far back as the time of Amarna, or (which is less probable) "blacks" (the Nigri of Roman literature) from sub-Saharan Africa, or tribes living in the Arabian peninsula or Sinai--are not mentioned with a negative connotation, and certainly not in the context of slavery.
Part I examines the images of Blacks in biblical and postbiblical Israel with a particular focus on the identification and location of the Kushites. G.
Goldenberg plans his work on the history of a perception (or re-perception) along essentially uncomplicated lines: in four parts of the book he pursues (in Part One) the images of Blacks and Blackness in the sources describing biblical and postbiblical Judaism, with special attention to where Kush (possibly a black 'nation') was and who the Kushites may have been.