Places Study on Cushan

Places Study on Cushan

Habakkuk 3: I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Cushan-Rishathaim
(cyoo' sshan- rihssh uh thay' ihm) Personal name meaning, “dark one of double evil.” King of Aram Naharaim to whom Yahweh gave Israel in the early period of the Judges (Judges 3:8 ). Othniel finally defeated him. We have no other information about him. Some have tried to see Aram as an unintentional copying error for an original Edom, but no evidence exists for this conjecture. See Aram Naharaim.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Cushan
(cyoo' sshan) A tent-dwelling people Habakkuk saw as experiencing God's wrath (Habakkuk 3:7 ). The parallel with Midian makes people think of an Arabian tribe, possibly nomads. Some identify Cushan with Cush, either as a territory controlled by Cush or as an otherwise unknown kingdom of Cush on the northeast shore of the Gulf of Aqabah near Midian. This would account for Cushites near Arabs (2 Chronicles 21:16 ).

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Cushan
Probably a poetic or prolonged name of the land of Cush, the Arabian Cush (Habakkuk 3:7 ). Some have, however, supposed this to be the same as Chushan-rishathaim (Judges 3:8,10 ), i.e., taking the latter part of the name as a title or local appellation, Chushan "of the two iniquities" (= oppressing Israel, and provoking them to idolatry), a Mesopotamian king, identified by Rawlinson with Asshur-ris-ilim (the father of Tiglathpileser I.); but incorrectly, for the empire of Assyria was not yet founded. He held Israel in bondage for eight years.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Cushan
CUSHAN ( Habakkuk 3:7 ) = Arabian (?) Cush (wh. see).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Cushan-Rishathaim
CUSHAN-RISHATHAIM . King of Mesopotamia, or Aram-naharaim, first of the oppressors of Israel, from whom Othniel. son of Kenaz. delivered them after eight years ( Judges 3:8-10 ). It has been conjectured that he was a king of the Mitanni, whose territory once covered the district between the Euphrates and Habor, or that ‘Aram [Note: ram Aramaic.] ’ is a mistake for Edom , ‘Rishathaim’ for Resh-hat-temani , ‘chief of the Temanites.’ The name has not yet received any monumental explanation, and its nationality is unknown.

C. H. W. Johns.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Cushan
Perhaps Ethiopia, as in the margin, Habakkuk 3:7 ; or it may refer to Chushan-rishathaim, the first recorded oppressor in the time of the judges. Judges 3:8-10 .

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Cush - Cushan
Cushan - Cushan ( Habakkuk 3:7 ) = Arabian (?) Cush (wh
cu'Shan - (blackness ), ( Habakkuk 3:7 ) possibly the same as Cushan-rishathaim (Authorized Version Chushan-) king of Mesopotamia
Othniel ben kenaz - At that time, the Israelites lacked leadership and fell prey to the Aramite king, Cushan-Rishathaim
Chushan-Rishathaim - (chyoo' sshan-rihssh uh thay ihm) KJV spelling of Cushan-rishathaim
Cushan - Some identify Cushan with Cush, either as a territory controlled by Cush or as an otherwise unknown kingdom of Cush on the northeast shore of the Gulf of Aqabah near Midian
Othniel - As the first judge, Othniel rescued Israel from the Mesopotamian king Cushan-rishathaim (Judges 3:7-11 )
Cushan-Rishathaim - Cushan-RISHATHAIM
Aram-Naharaim - So did Cushan-Rishathaim, who oppressed Israel before Othniel delivered them
Cush - The Hebrews also, in the opinion of many, used Cush and Cushan, Habakkuk 3:7 , to designate the southern parts of Arabia, and the coast of the Red sea
Tents - ... Habakkuk 3:7 (b) Cushan was Ethiopia
Cush (2) - ... But the Cushan there may be Israel's first oppressor, (See CHUSHAN RISHATHAIM; the name however shows a Cushite origin
Mesopotamia - ... In the earliest accounts we have of this country, subsequent to the time of Abraham, it was subject to a king, called Cushan-Rishathaim, then perhaps the most powerful potentate of the east, and the first by whom the Israelites were made captive, which happened soon after the death of Joshua, and about B. About four hundred years after Cushan-Rishathaim, we find the northern parts of Mesopotamia in the hands of the Syrians of Zobah; as we are told, in 2 Samuel x, that Hadarezer, king of Zobah, after his defeat by Joab, "sent and brought out the Syrians that were beyond the river" Euphrates
Judges (1) - ] Of the twelve Judges dealt with, seven are of Quite subordinate importance, little more than a bare mention of them being recorded; they are: Othniel ( Judges 3:7-11 ), who delivers the children of Israel from Cushan-rishathaim, king of Mesopotamia; he is mentioned incidentally in Judges 1:13 as marrying the daughter of Caleb; Shamgar ( Judges 3:31 ), of whom nothing more is said than that he killed six hundred Philistines; Tola ( Judges 10:1-2 ); Jair ( Judges 10:3-5 ); Ibzan ( Judges 12:8-10 ); Elon ( Judges 12:11-12 ); and Abdon ( Judges 12:13-15 )