brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Dan Holzman holzman at
Mon Sep 2 22:11:54 EST 2002

In article <PcUc9.40897$Ic7.3031092 at>,
John Knight <jwknight at> wrote:
>Jer 36:14  and all the heads send unto Baruch, Jehudi son of Nethaniah, son
>of Shelemiah, son of Cushi, saying, `The roll in which thou hast read in the
>ears of the people take in thy hand, and come.' And Baruch son of Neriah
>taketh the roll in his hand and cometh in unto them,
>Note that Jehudi was a son [read: descendant] of the Cushi:

Note John's sleight of hand here -- trying to convince you that
"Cushi" here refers to a tribe called Cush, rather than an individual
named Cushi. 

The first flaw with this belief is linguistic -- if the intent had
been to say that he was of the tribe of Cush, his name would have been
given as "Jehu'di the son of Nethani'ah, the son of Shelemi'ah,
a Cushite" instead of "son of Cushi" (Compare with "Mor'decai,
the son of Ja'ir, the son of Shim'e-i, the son of Kish, a Benjamite");

The second is scriptural -- Cushi is mentioned elsewhere in the

Zephaniah 1:1  The word of the LORD which came unto Zephani'ah the
son of Cushi, the son of Gedali'ah, the son of Amari'ah, the
son of Hizki'ah

Nehemiah 10:17 mentiones "Hiski'jah" as one of the "Chiefs of the
people"  This may or may not be the same fellow.

Cushi is also mentioned as an individual in the following passages:

2 Samuel 18:21-23
Then said Jo'ab to Cushi, Go tell the king what thou hast seen.
And Cushi bowed himself unto Jo'ab, and ran.  Then said Ahim'a-az
the son of Zadok yet again to Jo'ab, But howsoever, let me, I pray
thee, also run after Cushi. And Jo'ab said, Wherefore wilt thou
run, my son, seeing that thou hast no tidings ready?  23  But
howsoever, said he, let me run. And he said unto him, Run.  Then
Ahim'a-az ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi.

2 Samuel 18:31-33
And, behold, Cushi came; and Cushi said, Tidings, my lord the king:
for the LORD hath avenged thee this day of all them that rose up
against thee.  And the king said unto Cushi, Is the young man
Ab'salom safe? And Cushi answered, The enemies of my lord the king,
and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as that young
man is.  And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber
over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son
Ab'salom! my son, my son Ab'salom! would God I had died for thee,
O Ab'salom, my son, my son!

Thus falls the deciet underpinning all of John's arguments based on
Cushi the Israelite.

>Note that Cush was a descendant of Ham.

Note that Cush is not Cushi.  

Also note that there is more than one Cush in the Bible:

The Seventh Psalm was written "concerning Cush the Benjamite".

Nor is there any way John can have made this mistake honestly.  Cushi
is great grandfather of someone mentioned in Jerimiah -- long, long
after any children of Ham would have died of old age.

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