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A Text Book of the Origin and History of the Colored People

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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by Canaan and Syria. Per. Bib. Geog. p. 67, 68.

II. Affirmatively, I answer, We are properly the sons of Cush and MMisraim amalgamated.

1. Sabtecha the remaining son of Ham crossed the Red Sea simultaneously with the settling of his brethren in Asia, and settled in Africa. Per. Bib. Geog. p. 72.

2. Josephus says, Anti. book I. chap. 6. sect. 2. "Of the four sons of Ham time has not at all hurt the name of Cush; for the Ethiopians over whom he reigned are even at this day, both by themselves and by all men in Asia called Cusbites."

3. In the Bible, Cush, Ethiopia, and black are synonymous names. "And as Cush in Hebrew means black, so the Greeks have named Cush, Ethiopia, from aitho black, and ops face. Cush in our English Bible is rendered Ethiopia." Per. Bib. Geog. p. 67.

Thus I have aimed to state the arguments clearly, rather than' to make them



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