An Ethiopian Journal

"Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters"

● Biblical references to Ethiopia

Source: http://ethkogserv.org/QandA.htm

 

1. Genesis 2:13

And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
Genesis 2:12-14 (in Context) Genesis 2 (Whole Chapter)

2. Numbers 12:1
And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.
Numbers 12:1-3 (in Context) Numbers 12 (Whole Chapter)

3. 2 Kings 19:9
And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,
2 Kings 19:8-10 (in Context) 2 Kings 19 (Whole Chapter)

4. 2 Chronicles 12:3
With twelve hundred chariots, and threescore thousand horsemen: and the people were without number that came with him out of Egypt; the Lubims, the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians.
2 Chronicles 12:2-4 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 12 (Whole Chapter)

5. 2 Chronicles 14:9
And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto Mareshah.
2 Chronicles 14:8-10 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 14 (Whole Chapter)

6. 2 Chronicles 14:12
So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.
2 Chronicles 14:11-13 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 14 (Whole Chapter)

7. 2 Chronicles 14:13
And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar: and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the LORD, and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil.
2 Chronicles 14:12-14 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 14 (Whole Chapter)

8. 2 Chronicles 16:8
Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the LORD, he delivered them into thine hand.
2 Chronicles 16:7-9 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 16 (Whole Chapter)

9. 2 Chronicles 21:16
Moreover the LORD stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians, that were near the Ethiopians:
2 Chronicles 21:15-17 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 21 (Whole Chapter)

10. Esther 1:1
Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)
Esther 1:1-3 (in Context) Esther 1 (Whole Chapter)

11. Esther 8:9
Then were the king’s scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.
Esther 8:8-10 (in Context) Esther 8 (Whole Chapter)

12. Job 28:19
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
Job 28:18-20 (in Context) Job 28 (Whole Chapter)

13. Psalm 68:31
Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
Psalm 68:30-32 (in Context) Psalm 68 (Whole Chapter)

14. Psalm 87:4
I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.
Psalm 87:3-5 (in Context) Psalm 87 (Whole Chapter)

15. Isaiah 18:1
Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
Isaiah 18:1-3 (in Context) Isaiah 18 (Whole Chapter)

16. Isaiah 20:3
And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;
Isaiah 20:2-4 (in Context) Isaiah 20 (Whole Chapter)

17. Isaiah 20:4
So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
Isaiah 20:3-5 (in Context) Isaiah 20 (Whole Chapter)

18. Isaiah 20:5
And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
Isaiah 20:4-6 (in Context) Isaiah 20 (Whole Chapter)

19. Isaiah 37:9
And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
Isaiah 37:8-10 (in Context) Isaiah 37 (Whole Chapter)

20. Isaiah 43:3
For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
Isaiah 43:2-4 (in Context) Isaiah 43 (Whole Chapter)

21. Isaiah 45:14
Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God.
Isaiah 45:13-15 (in Context) Isaiah 45 (Whole Chapter)

22. Jeremiah 13:23
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
Jeremiah 13:22-24 (in Context) Jeremiah 13 (Whole Chapter)

23. Jeremiah 38:7
Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king’s house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon; the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin;
Jeremiah 38:6-8 (in Context) Jeremiah 38 (Whole Chapter)

24. Jeremiah 38:10
Then the king commanded Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon, before he die.
Jeremiah 38:9-11 (in Context) Jeremiah 38 (Whole Chapter)

25. Jeremiah 38:12
And Ebedmelech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah, Put now these old cast clouts and rotten rags under thine armholes under the cords. And Jeremiah did so.
Jeremiah 38:11-13 (in Context) Jeremiah 38 (Whole Chapter)

26. Jeremiah 39:16
Go and speak to Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished in that day before thee.
Jeremiah 39:15-17 (in Context) Jeremiah 39 (Whole Chapter)

27. Jeremiah 46:9
Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
Jeremiah 46:8-10 (in Context) Jeremiah 46 (Whole Chapter)

28. Ezekiel 29:10
Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.
Ezekiel 29:9-11 (in Context) Ezekiel 29 (Whole Chapter)

29. Ezekiel 30:4
And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt, and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down.
Ezekiel 30:3-5 (in Context) Ezekiel 30 (Whole Chapter)

30. Ezekiel 30:5
Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Chub, and the men of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.
Ezekiel 30:4-6 (in Context) Ezekiel 30 (Whole Chapter)

31. Ezekiel 30:9
In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh.
Ezekiel 30:8-10 (in Context) Ezekiel 30 (Whole Chapter)

32. Ezekiel 38:5
Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
Ezekiel 38:4-6 (in Context) Ezekiel 38 (Whole Chapter)

33. Daniel 11:43
But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
Daniel 11:42-44 (in Context) Daniel 11 (Whole Chapter)

34. Amos 9:7
Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?
Amos 9:6-8 (in Context) Amos 9 (Whole Chapter)

35. Nahum 3:9
Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.
Nahum 3:8-10 (in Context) Nahum 3 (Whole Chapter)

36. Zephaniah 2:12
Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword.
Zephaniah 2:11-13 (in Context) Zephaniah 2 (Whole Chapter)

37. Zephaniah 3:10
From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.
Zephaniah 3:9-11 (in Context) Zephaniah 3 (Whole Chapter)

38. Acts 8:27
And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,
Acts 8:26-28 (in Context) Acts 8 (Whole Chapter)

Written by Tseday

November 11, 2008 at 11:42 pm

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