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
’ 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.