Places in the Bible Today:

Cush 1


Translated NamesCush, Cushite, Ethiopia, Ethiopians
Notesapproximately equvalent to Ethiopia
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Cush 1 (modern): very high confidence
    1. pyramids of Nuri in Cush 1Cush 1

Verses (19)

1Sam-Esth (1)
2Kgs 19:9
Job-Mal (18)
Ps 68:31, 87:4
Isa 11:11, 18:1, 20:3, 20:4, 20:5, 37:9, 43:3, 45:14
Jer 46:9
Ezek 29:10, 30:4, 30:5, 30:9, 38:5
Nah 3:9
Zeph 3:10

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookCush (region) (2007)Cush
OpenBible.infoac5a1ec (Cush 1)


  2. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  3. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  4. HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History (2008)
  5. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  6. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  7. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  8. Rand McNally Bible Atlas (1910)
  9. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985)
  10. Rose Then and Now Bible Map Atlas (2013)
  11. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016)
  12. Smith, Atlas of the Historical Geography of the Holy Land (1894)
  13. Wikipedia: Nubia
  14. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)

Places with Similar Names


pyramids of Nuri in Cush 1
Credit: Bruce Allardice (modified)


This page identifies the current consensus around the modern location of this biblical place.

The isobands you see on the map (gray areas with dark borders) attempt to give you confidence where a region is. Because many ancient regions aren't precisely defined, I consulted atlases to determine where the biblical region is located and used that data to build the isobands. The smaller isobands reflect more confidence that the given isoband is in the region, while the larger isobands reflect less confidence. Isobands are a kind of contour line that here indicate confidence levels.