The Cushite-Israelite relationship will remain friendly throughout much of the Old Testament. Hundreds of years later, when the Cushites control Egypt, a Cushite army under Tirhakah will march out of Egypt to help relieve Jerusalem during the Assyrian siege. Likewise, it will be a Cushite who opposes Zedekiah and rescues the prophet Jeremiah from a cistern during the Babylonian siege. See J. Daniel Hays, “From the Land of the Bow: Black Soldiers in the Ancient Near East,” BR 14:04.