THE HISTORY OF MAN.
The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zephi, Ga-
tam, Kenaz, Timna and Amalek.
The sons of Reuel were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah
and Mizzah — the sons of Esau by the daughter of Ish¬
mael. — (Gen. xxxvi. Chron. i.)
These were the generations of Shem, after their fam¬
ilies and tongues, in their countries and nation; they are
called blacks by a Grecian historian — being a people
with long, straight hair. •
THE GENERATIONS OF HAM.
The meaning or signification of the*following words is
found in Dr. Brown's Dictionary of the Bible: "Ethio¬
pia"— blackness; "Ethiopians"—black; "Cush" —
Ethiopians —black; "Cushen," "Cushi," "Cuth,"
" Cuthah " —Ethiopia, blackness.
That portion of the earth which was first peopled, af¬
ter Adam and Eve had left Paradise, was the land of
Ethiopia, by the Ethiopians, on the river Gihon, that
went out of the Garden of Eden, "which compasseth
the whole land (or country) of Ethiopia," 4003 years
before Christ.—(Gen. ii. 13.) The children of Ethio¬
pia were from Adam to Noah, through the lineage of
Seth. — (Gen. v.)
The generations of Ham, the son of Noah, an Ethio¬
pian, were Cush, Miriam, Phut and Canaan.—(Gen. x.
1: chap, i.; 2218 years before Christ.) They possess¬
ed the land from Syria and Amanus, and the mountains
of Libanus, and all its seacoast, and as far as the ocean
— holding it as their own.
The Cushites were the descendants of Cush. Calrflet
believes that a colony of Cushites settled in the north¬
ern part of Assyria, on the Araxes — the present Aras
or Araxis — a river which rises near the Euphrates, and
falls into the Caspian Sea. Calmet's Dictionary of the
Bible renders Cush the province of Cuthah. Brown
thinks that the Cuthahites, who emigrated into Samaria,
were descendants of Cush. — (2 Kings xvii. 24.)
Misraim (MesraitesT) founded Egypt; the country was
called Mestre, and the inhabitants Mestreans.
Phut possessed himself of Lybia, and gave the name