cushi Summary and Overview
cushi in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Properly "the Cushite," "the Ethiopian," a man apparently attached to Joab's person. #2Sa 18:21-25,31,32|
cushi in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
CU'SHI (the Ethiopian). 1. One to whom Joab intrusted the news of the defeat and death of Absalom. 2 Sam 18:21-23, 2 Sam 18:31-32. 1. An ancestor of Jehudi. Jer 36:14. 2. The father of Zephaniah the prophet. Zeph 1:1.
cushi in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Jeremiah 36:14. 2... Zephaniah 1:1. 3. Joab's retainer, a foreigner, probably from his name a Cushite, and so unrecognized by the watchman, and ignorant of David's devoted affection for Absalom, as appears from the abrupt inconsiderateness with which he announced Absalom's death. Less acquainted also with "the way of the Ciccar," the ground in the Jordan valley, from whence Ahimaaz outran him (2 Samuel 18:21-23).