Bible Names A-G: Chushan-rishathaim
Chushan-rishathaim in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Cush of double wickedness, or governor of two presidencies,
king of Mesopotamia who oppressed Israel in the
immediately following Joshua (Judg. 3:8). We learn
Tell-el-Amarna tablets that Israel had been invaded
forces of Aram-naharaim (A.V., "Mesopotamia") more
long before the Exodus, and that at the time they
the king of Aram-naharaim was still intriguing in
Canaan. It is
mentioned among the countries which took part in the
Egypt in the reign of Rameses III. (of the Twentieth
but as its king is not one of the princes stated to
conquered by the Pharaoh, it would seem that he did
enter Egypt. As the reign of Rameses III.
corresponds with the
Israelitish occupation of Canaan, it is probable
Egyptian monuments refer to the oppression of the
Chushan-rishathaim. Canaan was still regarded as a
Egypt, so that, in attacking it Chushan-rishathaim
been considered to be attacking Egypt.
Chushan-rishathaim in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("the Ethiopian of double wickedness".) (A Cushite or Hamitic
element was prominent in the oldest Babylonian race as their
vocabulary proves.) The Mesopotamian king who oppressed Israel
eight years in the generation succeeding Joshua (Judges 3:8).
About 1402 B.C. he was king of the Syrian country about Haran,
the region between the Euphrates and the Khabour, held by the
Nairi, divided into petty tribes, as Assyria had not at this
time extended her dominion to the Euphrates. Cuneiform
inscriptions two centuries later confirm this; in 1270 B.C.
the Assyrian empire rose. Othniel delivered Israel from him.
Chushan Rishathaim, a chieftain, probably had established a
temporary dominion over the petty tribes of Mesopotamia, which
ceased long before Assyria marched there.
Chushan-rishathaim in Hitchcock's Bible Names
blackness of iniquities
Chushan-rishathaim in Naves Topical Bible
King of Mesopotamia
Chushan-rishathaim in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(chief of two governments), the king of Mesopotamia who
oppressed Israel during eight years in the generation
immediately following Joshua. Jud 3:8 (B.C. after 1420.) His
yoke was broken from the neck of the people of Israel by
Othniel, Caleb's nephew. Jud 3:10
Chushan-rishathaim in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
Chushan-Rishathaim in Wikipedia
(כּוּשַׁן רִשְׁעָתַיִם) was king of Aram Naharaim or Northwest
Mesopotamia. In the book of Judges God delivers the Israelites
into his hand for eight years (Judges 3:8). However, they are
delivered from him by Othniel, son of Kenaz (Judges 3:9).
Rishathaim means double-wickedness.
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