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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5434 - סְבָא
Seba = “drink thou”
1) a son of Cush (noun proper masculine)
2) a nation south of Palestine, perhaps Ethiopia (noun proper locative)
סְבָא (fort. i.q. Ethiop. ሰብእ፡ a man; compare סַבְתָּה, סַבְתְּכָא), [Seba], pr.n. of a country and a nation sprung from Cush (Genesis 10:7), which, according to Josephus Ant. 2:10, § 2 ), seems to have been Meroë, a province of Ethiopia flourishing in merchandise and wealth, surrounded by the branches of the Nile. It had a metropolis of the same name, the ruins of which are still found not far from the town of Dschendi; (see Ed. Rüppell, Reisen in Nubien und dem Peträischen Arabien, 1829, tab. 5), Isaiah 43:3; Psalms 72:10. The Gentile noun, plur. סְבָאִים Isaiah 45:14 (on which passage compare Herod. iii. 20, as to the tallness of the nation). See Michaëlis Spicilegium Geogr. Hebr. ext. t. i. p. 177, seq., and his Supplemm., p. 1707.
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29