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Ethiopia


Country of burnt faces; the Greek word by which the Hebrew Cush is rendered (Gen. 2:13; 2 Kings 19:9; Esther 1:1; Job 28:19; Ps. "68:31; 87:4), a country which lay to the south of Egypt," "beginning at Syene on the First Cataract (Ezek. 29:10; 30:6)," and extending to beyond the confluence of the White and Blue Nile. It corresponds generally with what is now known as the "Soudan (i.e., the land of the blacks). This country was known to" "the Hebrews, and is described in Isa. 18:1; Zeph. 3:10. They" carried on some commercial intercourse with it (Isa. 45:14). "Its inhabitants were descendants of Ham (Gen. 10:6; Jer. 13:23; "Isa. 18:2, "scattered and peeled," A.V.; but in R.V., "tall and" "smooth"). Herodotus, the Greek historian, describes them as "the" "tallest and handsomest of men." They are frequently represented" "on Egyptian monuments, and they are all of the type of the true" "negro. As might be expected, the history of this country is" interwoven with that of Egypt. "Ethiopia is spoken of in prophecy (Ps. 68:31; 87:4; Isa. 45:14; Ezek. 30:4-9; Dan. 11:43; Nah. 3:8-10; Hab. 3:7; Zeph. 2:12).

"The chief officer or prime minister of state of Candace (q.v.)," queen of Ethiopia. He was converted to Christianity through the instrumentality of Philip (Act 8:27). The northern portion of "Ethiopia formed the kingdom of Meroe, which for a long period" "was ruled over by queens, and it was probably from this kingdom" that the eunuch came.

"The wife of Moses (Num. 12:1). It is supposed that Zipporah," "Moses' first wife (Ex. 2:21), was now dead. His marriage of this" woman descended from Ham gave offence to Aaron and Miriam.


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Definition of Ethiopia:
"blackness; heat"