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Cushan-Rishathaim

In Bible versions:

Cushan-Rishathaim: NET AVS NIV TEV
Cushan-rishathaim: NRSV NASB
king of Mesopotamia in the time of the judges

Hebrew

Strongs #03573: Mytevr Nvwk Kuwshan Rish`athayim

Chushan-rishathaim = "twice-wicked Cushan"

1) a king of Mesopotamia defeated by the judge Othniel the son-in-law
of Caleb

3573 Kuwshan Rish`athayim koo-shan' rish-aw-thah'-yim

apparently from 3572 and the dual of 7564; Cushan of double
wickedness; Cushan-Rishathajim, a Mesopotamian
king:-Chushan-rishathayim.
see HEBREW for 03572
see HEBREW for 07564

CUSHAN-RISHATHAIM [ISBE]

CUSHAN-RISHATHAIM - ku'-shan-rish-a-tha'-im (kushan rish`athayim, translated, or rather interpreted, as "man from Cush, he of the twofold crime"; Septuagint Chousarsathaim, the King James Version Chushan-rishathaim): Mentioned in Jdg 3:8-10 as a king of Mesopotamia who was chosen by God as his tool to chastise the Israelites for their idolatry. After Joshua's death the children of Israel soon began to affiliate themselves with the heathen peoples among whom they dwelt. This was the fertile source of all their troubles. God delivered ("sold") them into the hands of the heathen. C.-r. is the first whose name is given in this connection. Barring this short passage in Jdg nothing is known of the man. Eight years the Israelites were under his dominion, when the Lord raised up a deliverer to them, Othniel, the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother--the first of the judges.

William Baur




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