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What Is An Ethnonym?

Ethnonyms: Words That Describe Race In The Bible

Ethnonyms: Words That Describe Race In The Bible

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] During the course of my research into Zephaniah, I ran into the name Cushi (Zephaniah's father). It's similarity to Cush led me to do some digging into it's origin, which led me to the term "ethnonym". Here's how it's defined: "an ethnic name ascribed to a people or group; the proper name by which a people or ethnic group is called or known." - Dictionary.com The following is a complete list of all of the ethnonyms in the Bible and some of the places you can find them. This page will be updated as…
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Zephaniah The Prophet: Son of A Cushite Man

Zephaniah The Prophet: Son of A Cushite Man

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] Zephaniah the prophet may have been the son of a Cushite man. We often overlook seemingly boring genealogies in the Bible, but sometimes they can be the most interesting part. One interesting find is located in the first verse of the book of Zephaniah: "The word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah." - Zephaniah 1:1 At first glance there's nothing "special" about the verse, but…
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