Philip and the Cushite
Acts 8: 27, 28 He (Philip) arose and went and saw a man of Cush, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the sovereigness of the Cushites who was in charge of all her treasury, and had come to Yerushalayim to worship, and was returning. And sitting in his chariot he was reading the prophet Yeshayahu (Isaiah).
35 And Philip opening his mouth and beginning at this Scripture brought to him the Good News: Yahusha!
Philip went on to explain fully what the man was reading in the scroll and when he received the Word with gladness they proceeded on the way and came to some water and he asked Philip to immerse him. The man was reading a Hebrew scroll which would have been handwritten on parchment by a Scribe. He was obviously an educated Cushite man of the royal court of Candace and able to read Hebrew.
In many versions of the bible he is called an Ethiopian, which we now know to be a Cushite coming from Mesopotamia, the region of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. People of Cush are descended from Noah’s son Ham and came from Mesopotamia (Iraq today) and in appearance were like the Arabs who are also descendants of Ham.
In Matthew 19 Yahusha is speaking -
Matt 19: 12 “For there are
It seems fairly sure that this man came into the last mentioned category of eunuchs who were men devoting their lives to studying and living for the kingdom of heaven.
In fact then this man was neither an Ethiopian, nor was he castrated. He was a man from Cush who found the truth of Yahuah’s word when he met up with Philip.