* he heard.
Cush, which is generally rendered Ethiopia, is applied in
Scripture to at least three distinct and different countries.
1. The country watered by the Gihon or Araxes, (Ge 2:13,)
also called Cuth, 2; Ki 17:30. 2. A country of Arabia Petr(9161),
bordering upon Egypt, which extended from the northern
extremity of the Red sea along its eastern shore. (Comp. Ex
3:1, with Nu 12:1. Hab 3:7.) 3. Ethiopia Proper, an
extensive country of Africa, comprehending Nubia and
Abyssinia; being bounded on the north by Egypt, on the east by
the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, and on the south and west by
various nations of Africa, and extending from about 6; degrees
to 24; degrees N. lat. and 25; degrees to 45; degrees E. long.
It is probable that it was this latter Cush, or Ethiopia, of
which Tirhakah was king; he being in league with his kinsman
Sevechus, son of So, or Sabacon, king of Egypt, against
Sennacherib, the king of Assyria.