LIGHT AND TRUTH.
of Phutites to its inhabitants. In the country of the
Moors, there is a river of this name.
Canaan, the fourth son of Ham, inhabited the land
now called Judea; and following the customs of the times,
named it from himself, Canaan.
The sons of Cush were Seba, Habilah, Sabtah, Raa-
mah, Sabtechah and Nimrod. — (Gen. x.)
Sheba, or Seba. There were several of this name:—
1. The son of Cush, who gave his name to a country in
Arabia.— (Gen. x. 7: Ps. Ixxii. 10.) 2. The grandson
of Cush. —(Gen. x. 7.) 3. The son of Joktan.—
(Gen. x. 29: Gen. xviii.) 4. The grandson of Abra¬
ham.— (Gen. xxv. 3.) All these seem to have taken
up their residence in Arabia, or Abyssinia in Africa, and
perhaps most of them in the south part of Arabia and
Ethiopia, near the Red Sea. One or more of these
Shebas gave name to the country whose queen came to
visit Solomon, bringing him large presents of gold, spi¬
ces and precious stones. This is also the name of a fa¬
mous well, sometimes called Sheba, and sometimes Beer-
sheba. — (Gen. xxvi. 33.)
Havilah (Evilas,) was the father of the Evileans, who
are called Getuti, and inhabited Arabia, near the Red Sea.
Sabtah (Sabathes,) was the founder of the Sabathens,
a nation now called by the Greeks, Astaborans, who set¬
tled in Arabia, near the Persian Gulf.
The Sabactens, descendants of Sabtechah, (Sabactas,)
settled likewise in Arabia, upon the borders of the Red
Sea; and the Ragmeans, the descendants of Raaman,
(Ragmus,) settled in Ethiopia.
Nimrod, the son of Cush, an Ethiopian, was a mighty
one upon the earth. He built Babel, Erech, and Accad
Calneh, and founded the Babylonian Empire, building
Babylon, his capital, in the land of Shinar, or Chaldea,
also known as the Land of Nimrod. — (Gen. x.: Micah
Raarnah had two sons; one of whom, Judasas, settled
the Judadeans, a western nation of Ethiopians.
The sons of Misraim, eight in number, possessed the
country from Gaza to Egypt, which took its name from
Philestim, one of them. A part of that country was call¬
ed Palestine by the Greeks.