Five other biblical verses refer to the descendants of Put, where they are consistently noted to be warriors. In three cases, they are described as being supporters of Egypt, along with Kush (biblical Cush).
Put (or Phut) is consistently associated with Libya. Josephus writes: "Phut also was the founder of Libya to the south, and called the inhabitants Phutites, from himself" (AotJ Book 1:6/2). The Libya mentioned is not identical to the modern day country of Libya. This is likewise indicated in the biblical account where it is said that "Put and the Libyans" were the helpers of Egypt (Nahum 3:9). The Septuagint and Vulgate substitute "Libya" in Ezekiel 27:10, 38:5, where the Hebrew Bible refers to Put.
Ancient Egyptian texts dating back as far as the 22nd dynasty, refer to the tribe of pỉdw and as far back as the 5th dynasty there are records attesting to expeditions made to the Land of Punt, while a Ptolemaic text from Edfu refers to the t3 n n3 pỉt.w "the land of the Pitu(-people)". The word was later written in Demotic as pỉt and paiat in Coptic. Greek language texts from Graeco-Roman Egypt also refer to this Libyan group.
A multilingual stela from al-Kabrīt, dating to the reign of Darius I refers to the Put as the putiya (Old Persian) and puṭa (Neo-Babylonian), but the equivalent text written in Egyptian has t3 ṯmḥw "Libya".