The Cushi Rhetorical Analysis

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“ THE CUSHI” During the time of war between Absalom and his father David, the king appointed Ahimaaz and Jonathan to be his informants, the ones to inform him of everything that was said or heard in the camp of Absalom (2 Samuel 15:34-36; 17:17). When the battle turned sour and brutal, twenty thousand soldiers, including Absalom the rebellious son of David were killed in battle. In order to carefully convey the message to the king about the death of his son, Joab the military commander to king David decided to choose a wise messenger who will carefully deliver the news to the king. Instead of sending Ahimaaz the king’s appointed messenger to deliver the message, he then turned to a black man called Cushi an Ethiopian descent to deliver the…show more content…
The young Ethiopian soldier was a man of great wisdom, matured with extreme caution, because it required great skill and knowledge to pass an important message to the king, of which any mistake or miscommunication can cause such person his life. He went to the king and delivered the messages carefully without hesitations about the wellbeing of the king's son, when asked by the king, he then replied with wisdom and cautiously said my lord the king, and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as that young man is. And king David was much moved by the message of the Ethiopian Cushi than the message of the first messenger, and he went to his chamber and wept because he knew that his son was dead (2 Samuel 18:7-33). The name Cushi was used by the Hebrew-Jews for a dark-skinned individual who were of African descent. Cush/Kush is the name used for the ancient kingdom of Ethiopia, which was located in the upper Nile of the Nubian empire which extended to our modern day (Sudan). Meaning that the Cushi was an Ethiopian Sudanese. Reading the Amplified, Darby translation and American Standard Version bible, they all clearly told us that this young man who was an active soldier in the army of Israel was a Cushite, an Ethiopian by origin (2 Samuel
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