land of whirring wings. This may mean either a land of “many insects” or “many ships” (so ancient translations).
Cush. The biblical Ethiopia is the remote region of southern Egypt and beyond, including Nubia, south of the fourth cataract of the Nile. The Nubian Shabako ruled over lower Egypt from 715 b.c. (twenty-fifth Dynasty). His administration tried to extend his influence northward into the delta region.