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The sons of Cush were Seba,[a] Havilah,[b] Sabtah,[c] Raamah,[d] and Sabteca.[e] The sons of Raamah were Sheba[f] and Dedan.[g]

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  1. Genesis 10:7 sn The descendants of Seba settled in Upper Egypt along the Nile.
  2. Genesis 10:7 sn The Hebrew name Havilah apparently means “stretch of sand” (see HALOT 297 s.v. חֲוִילָה). Havilah’s descendants settled in eastern Arabia.
  3. Genesis 10:7 sn The descendants of Sabtah settled near the western shore of the Persian Gulf in ancient Hadhramaut.
  4. Genesis 10:7 sn The descendants of Raamah settled in southwest Arabia.
  5. Genesis 10:7 sn The descendants of Sabteca settled in Samudake, east toward the Persian Gulf.
  6. Genesis 10:7 sn Sheba became the name of a kingdom in southwest Arabia.
  7. Genesis 10:7 sn The name Dedan is associated with ʿUla in northern Arabia.

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