Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesCush, Cushite, Cushites, Ethiopia, Ethiopian, Ethiopians
Notesapproximately equivalent to Cush
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Ethiopia (modern): very high confidence
    1. pyramid at El-Kurru in EthiopiaEthiopia

Verses (7)

1Sam-Esth (4)
2Sam 18:21, 18:31
Esth 1:1, 8:9
Job-Mal (2)
Job 28:19
Amos 9:7
Acts-Rev (1)
Acts 8:27

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookEthiopia (2007)Ethiopia
OpenBible.infoab45bd3 (Ethiopia)
TIPNRCush@Gen.2.13, Ethiopia@2Ch.12.3


  1. HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History (2008)
  2. Holman Bible Atlas (1999)
  3. New Moody Atlas of the Bible (2009)
  4. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  5. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985)
  6. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016)
  7. Smith, Atlas of the Historical Geography of the Holy Land (1894)


pyramid at El-Kurru in Ethiopia
Credit: Bertramz (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.