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Bible Names A-G: Chushan-rishathaim


Chushan-rishathaim in Easton's Bible Dictionary Cush of double wickedness, or governor of two presidencies, the king of Mesopotamia who oppressed Israel in the generation immediately following Joshua (Judg. 3:8). We learn from the Tell-el-Amarna tablets that Israel had been invaded by the forces of Aram-naharaim (A.V., "Mesopotamia") more than once, long before the Exodus, and that at the time they were written the king of Aram-naharaim was still intriguing in Canaan. It is mentioned among the countries which took part in the attack upon Egypt in the reign of Rameses III. (of the Twentieth Dynasty), but as its king is not one of the princes stated to have been conquered by the Pharaoh, it would seem that he did not actually enter Egypt. As the reign of Rameses III. corresponds with the Israelitish occupation of Canaan, it is probable that the Egyptian monuments refer to the oppression of the Israelites by Chushan-rishathaim. Canaan was still regarded as a province of Egypt, so that, in attacking it Chushan-rishathaim would have 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 Jud 3:8-10

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 ku-shan-rish-a-tha'-im.

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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