Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
- Sabta, Sabtah
SABTA, SABTAH . In the genealogical list of Genesis 10:7 a son of Cush, named between Havilah and other Arabian districts. It was probably a region on or near the east coast of Arabia, but in spite of several conjectures it has not been identified with any historical tribe or country. The relationship with Cush is to be accounted for on the ground that the Cushites were held to have extended across the Red Sea from Nubia north-eastward over the great peninsula.
J. F. McCurdy.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
One of the sons of Cush. (Genesis 10:7) And there is another son of Cush named Sabtechaâboth derived from the same word, Sabah, to surround.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Genesis 10:7; 1 Chronicles 1:9. Third of Cush's sons. In the Hadramaut (the Atramitae), a province of southern Arabia, Pliny (vi. 32) places the city Sabbatha. In this region is a dark race, differing evidently in stock from the fairer Arabs Havilah. (See HAVILAH.) (G. Rawlinson). The Cushites here form the middle connecting link between Ethiopia their original home, and the Cushite settlement on the Euphrates, the original basis of the Babylonian population. (See BABEL.)
Morrish Bible Dictionary
- Sabta, Sabtah
Third son of Cush. Genesis 10:7 ; 1 Chronicles 1:9 . Where he was located is not known.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
A going about or circuiting; old age
- Possibly Sabteca is a miswriting for Sabtah
- The eldest son of Ham, and father of Nimrod, Seba, Havilah, Sabtah
, Raamah, and Sabtecha, most of whom settled in Arabia Felix, Genesis 10:6-8
- Oldest son of Ham; his descendants were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah
, Raamah, Sabtechah; Raamah's sons, Sheba and Dedan; Nimrod, mentioned after the rest as Cush's son, was probably a more remote descendant: Cush ethnologically includes not only Ethiopia (meaning the sunburnt, Nubia and N
Division of the Earth
- Of Cush's sons, Seba, Havilah, Sabtah
, Sabtacha, and Raamah; and the sons of Raamah, Sheba, and Dedan, seem to have settled in Idumea and Arabia, from the similar names of places there; and of his descendants, Nimrod, the mighty hunter, first founded the kingdom of Babylon, and afterward of Assyria, invading the settlements of the Shemites, contrary to the divine decree