Bible Names N-Z: Seba
Seba in Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) One of the sons of Cush (Gen. 10:7).
(2.) The name of a country and nation (Isa. 43:3;
mentioned along with Egypt and Ethiopia, and therefore
in north-eastern Africa. The ancient name of Meroe.
The kings of
Sheba and Seba are mentioned together in Ps. 72:10.
Seba in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
frontSHEBA (1).) Son of Cush, i.e. Ethiopia (Genesis 10:7). A
commercial and wealthy region of Ethiopia (Psalm 72:10; Isaiah
43:3; Isaiah 45:14 "men of stature".) The Macrobian Ethiopians
were reported to be the tallest and comeliest of men
(Herodotus 3:20). Meroe, at the confluence of the Astaboras
and Astapus, was called Seba, until Cambyses called it Meroe
from his sister (Josephus, Ant. 2:10). Seba is distinct from
Sheba, which is Semitic; Seba is Hamitic. The Sebaeans were an
Ethiopian, ruling race, which dwelt about Meroe the capital,
and were physically superior to the rest of the people.
Shebek, or Sabacho or So, founded here an Ethiopian kingdom
which ruled Egypt. Meru means "an island" in Egyptian; Meru-
pet is "the island of Pet," the "bow", or else "Phut." The
Astaboras is the Atbara, the most northern tributary of the
Nile, and the Astapus and Astasobas unite to form the Blue
river; these bound the island Meroe.
Seba in Hitchcock's Bible Names
a drunkard; that turns
Seba in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Son of Cush
Ge 10:7; 1Ch 1:9
-2. A region in Ethiopia
Ps 72:10; Isa 43:3
Seba in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(pl. Sebaim; in Authorized Version incorrectly rendered
Sabeans) heads the list of the sons of Cush. Besides the
mention of Seba in the lists of the pens of Cush, Ge 10:7; 1Ch
1:9 there are but three notices of the nation -- Ps 72:10; Isa
43:3; 45:14 These passages seem to show that Seba was a nation
of Africa bordering on or included in Cush, and in Solomon's
time independent and of political importance. It may perhaps
be identified with the island of Meroe. Josephus says that
Saba was the ancient name of the Ethiopian island and city of
Meroe, but he writes Seba, in the notice of the Noachian
settlements, Sabas. The island of Meroe lay between the
Astaboras, the Atbara, the most northern tributary of the
Nile, and the Astapus, the Bahr el-Azrak, "Blue River," the
eastern of its two great confluents.
Seba in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
se'-ba (cebha'; Saba (Gen 10:7; 1 Ch 1:9); Greek ibid., but
Codex Vaticanus has (Saban):
1. Forms of Name, and Parentage of Seba:
The first son of Cush, his brothers being Havilah, Sabtah,
Raamah, and Sabtecha. In Ps 72:10 and Isa 43:3 (where the
Greek has Soene), Seba is mentioned with Egypt and Ethiopia,
and must therefore have been a southern people. In Isa 45:14
we meet with the gentilic form, (csebha'im) (Sabaeim),
rendered "Sabaeans," who are described as "men of stature"
(i.e. tall), and were to come over to Cyrus in chains, and
acknowledge that God was in him--their merchandise, and that
of the Ethiopians, and the labor of Egypt, were to be his.
2. Position of the Nation:
Their country is regarded as being, most likely, the
district of Saba, North of Adulis, on the west coast of the
Red Sea. There is just a possibility that the Sabi River,
stretching from the coast to the Zambesi and the Limpopo,
which was utilized as a waterway by the states in that
region, though, through silting, not suitable now, may
contain a trace of the name, and perhaps testifies to still
more southern extensions of the power and influence of the
Sebaim. (See Th. Bent, The Ruined Cities of Mashonaland,
1892.) The ruins of this tract are regarded as being the
work of others than the black natives of the country.
Dillmann, however, suggests (on Gen 10:7) that the people of
Seba were another branch of the Cushites East of Napatha by
the Arabian Sea, of which Strabo (xvi. 4, 8, 10) and Ptolemy
(iv.7, 7 f) give information.
See SHEBA and HDB, under the word
T. G. Pinches
Seba in Wikipedia
Seba was a son of Cush according to Genesis 10:7, 1 Chronicles
Seba Scripture - Genesis 10:7
And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and
Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and
Seba Scripture - Isaiah 43:3
For I [am] the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy
Saviour: I gave Egypt [for] thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for
Seba Scripture - Psalms 72:10
The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents:
the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
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