J0 LIGHT AND TRUTH.
14.) Cushi, the son of Jedediah, the son of Amariah,
the son of Hizkiah. — (Zcphaniah i. 1.) The tents of
Cnshen. — (Habakkuk iii. 7.)
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord
shall set his hand again the second time to recover the
remnant of his people, which shall be left from Assyria,
and from Egypt, and from Pathran, and from Cush, and
from Elain, and from Shinar (or Chaldea,) and from Ha-
math, and from the islands of the sea. Then shall the
Ethiopians, the despised, oppressed and outcast of Israel,
be gathered together as one, from the four quarters of
the earth, unto God. — (Is. xi. 11, 12.)
These were the descendants of Ham, who wee de¬
nominated blacks by the Grecian historian. Their hair
was frizzly or curly.—(Herodotus, Stc. &.c.)
The Phoenicians — the Canaanites of sacred history
— were among the most early civilized nations of the
earth. We, the Christian and civilized people of the
present day, are indebted to them for our knowledge of
navigation. The fragments of Sanchoniatho are the most
ancient monuments of writing, after the books of Moses.
Greece was indebted to the Phoenicians and Egyptians
for the first principles of civilization— the founders of
that kingdom being the ancient Phoenicians.
THE GENERATIONS OF JAPHET.
Japhet had seven sons. Their settlements began at
the mountains of Taurus and Amanus; they extended
them in Asia as far as the river Tanais, and in Europe to
Cadiz. Settling themselves upon the land which was
previously unoccupied, they founded nations called by
their own names; for Corner founded those whom the
Greeks now call Galatians, (Gauls,) but were then called
Magog founded those, that from him, were called Ma-
gogites— but by the Greeks, Scythians.
Madai founded the Medeans, who are called Medes by
the Greeks, and from Javan, Jouia.
Thobel founded the Thobelites, who are now called