Character Study on Cushi

Character Study on Cushi

2 Samuel 18: Then said Joab to Cushi, Go tell the king what thou hast seen. And Cushi bowed himself unto Joab, and ran.
2 Samuel 18: Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok yet again to Joab, But howsoever, let me, I pray thee, also run after Cushi. And Joab said, Wherefore wilt thou run, my son, seeing that thou hast no tidings ready?
2 Samuel 18: But howsoever, said he, let me run. And he said unto him, Run. Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi.
2 Samuel 18: And, behold, Cushi came; and Cushi said, Tidings, my lord the king: for the LORD hath avenged thee this day of all them that rose up against thee.
2 Samuel 18: And the king said unto Cushi, Is the young man Absalom safe? And Cushi answered, The enemies of my lord the king, and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as that young man is.
Jeremiah 36: Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, unto Baruch, saying, Take in thine hand the roll wherein thou hast read in the ears of the people, and come. So Baruch the son of Neriah took the roll in his hand, and came unto them.
Zephaniah 1: The word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Cushi
(cyoo' sshi) Personal name meaning, “Cushite.” 1. Father of the prophet Zephaniah (Zephaniah 1:1 ). 2 . Ancestor of a royal official under King Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 36:14 ).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Cushi, Cushite
CUSHI, CUSHITE . The word Cûshî occurs with the article in Numbers 12:1 , 2 Samuel 18:21 ; without the article in Jeremiah 36:14 , Zephaniah 1:1 . Zephaniah 1:1 . With the article it is probably merely an expression of nationality, ‘the Cushite’ (see Cush). It was looked upon as a disgrace that Moses should have married a Cushite. 2. Without the article the word is used merely as a proper name. It is borne by (1) the great-grandfather of Jehudi, the latter one of Jehoiakim’s courtiers ( Jeremiah 36:14 ); (2) the father of the prophet Zephaniah ( Zephaniah 1:1 ).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Cushi
1. Jeremiah 36:14.

2... Zephaniah 1:1.

3. Joab's retainer, a foreigner, probably from his name a Cushite, and so unrecognized by the watchman, and ignorant of David's devoted affection for Absalom, as appears from the abrupt inconsiderateness with which he announced Absalom's death. Less acquainted also with "the way of the Ciccar," the ground in the Jordan valley, from whence Ahimaaz outran him (2 Samuel 18:21-23).

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Cushi
1. Joab's messenger to David on the death of Absalom. 2 Samuel 18:21-32 , where the R.V. has 'the Cushite.'

2. Ancestor of Jehudi. Jeremiah 36:14 .

3. Father of Zephaniah the prophet. Zephaniah 1:1 .

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Ahimaaz - But instead of him Joab sent Cushi to carry the news, and told Ahimaaz that he would send him to the king upon some other occasion; but soon after Cushi was departed, Ahimaaz applied again to Joab, praying to be permitted to run after Cushi; and, having obtained leave, he ran by the way of the plain, and outran Cushi
Zephaniah - Son of Cushi, and one of the 'minor prophets
Ahimaaz - After Cushi had been despatched, Ahimaaz again solicited permission to run, and, having overcome Joab's reluctance, he started, outran Cushi, and apprised the king of the success achieved
Cushi, Cushite - Cushi, CushiTE . With the article it is probably merely an expression of nationality, ‘the Cushite’ (see Cush). It was looked upon as a disgrace that Moses should have married a Cushite
Ahimaaz - Joab at first refused; but after Cushi had started, he allowed Ahimaaz to go also; who, being swift of foot, reached David first and told him of the defeat of Absalom, but let Cushi tell of his death
Shelemiah - Son of Cushi
Zephaniah - was the son of Cushi, and was probably of a noble family of the tribe of Simeon
Gedaliah - ... The grandfather of the prophet Zephaniah, and the father of Cushi (Zephaniah 1:1 )
Ahimaaz - He was a swift runner, overtaking Cushi to bring tidings to David (2 Samuel 18:19-29 ), but he did not report Absalom's death
Zephaniah -
The son of Cushi, and great-grandson of Hezekiah, and the ninth in the order of the minor prophets
Ahimaaz - " Though Cushi was later in arriving he announced the fate of Absalom, which Ahimaaz with courtier-like equivocation evaded announcing, lest he should alloy his good news with what would be so distressing to David
Zephaniah - "Son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah
Zephaniah, Prophecy of - The only personal detail given of this prophet is his ancestry for four generations: he was the son of Cushi, a descendant of Hizkiah
Zephaniah, Book of - Further, Zephaniah's father was named Cushi, which could mean “Cushite” or “Ethiopian