Cuthah
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
One of the Babylonian cities or districts from which Shalmaneser transplanted certain colonists to Samaria (2 Kings 17:24). Some have conjectured that the "Cutheans" were identical with the "Cossaeans" who inhabited the hill-country to the north of the river Choaspes. Cuthah is now identified with Tell Ibrahim, 15 miles north-east of Babylon.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CUTH; CUTHAH

kuth, ku'-tha (kuth, kuthah; Choua, Chountha): The longer writing is the better of the two, and gives the Hebrew form of the name of one of the cities from which Sargon of Assyria brought colonists to fill the places of the Israelites which he deported from Samaria in 772 B.C. (2 Kings 17:24, 30). Probably in consequence of their predominating numbers, the inhabitants of Samaria in general were then called kuthiyim, or Cutbeans. 1. The Ruins of Cuthah:

From contract-tablets found at Tel-Ibrahim by the late Hormuzd Hassam, on which the ancient name of the place is given as Gudua or Kutu, it would seem that that is the site which has to be identified with the Biblical Cuthah. It lies to the Northeast of Babylon, and was one of the most important cities of the Babylonian empire. The explorer describes the ruins as being about 3,000 ft. in circumference and 280 ft. high, and adjoining them on the West lies a smaller mound, crowned with a sanctuary dedicated to Ibrahim (Abraham). From the nature of the ruins, Rassam came to the conclusion that the city was much more densely populated after the fall of Babylon than in earlier times. A portion of the ruins were in a very perfect state, and suggested an unfinished building.

2. The Temple:

The great temple of the city was called E-mes-lam, and was dedicated to Nergal (compare 2 Kings 17:30), one of whose names was Meslam-ta-ea. Both city and temple would seem to have been old Sumerian foundations, as the name Gudua and its later Sere form, Kutu, imply.

LITERATURE.

See Rassam, Asshur and the Land of Nimrod, 396, 409, and, for details of the worship of Nergal, PSBA, December, 1906, 203-18.

T. G. Pinches

CUTHAH

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Strong's Hebrew
3575. Kuth -- a city of Assyr.
... NASB Word Usage Cuth (1), Cuthah (1). Cuth. Or (feminine) Kuwthah {koo-thaw'}; of
foreign origin; Cuth or Cuthah, a province of Assyria -- Cuth. ...
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How Shalmaneser Took Samaria by Force and How He Transplanted the ...
... Persia among whom he took king Hoshea alive; and when he had removed these people
out of this their land he transplanted other nations out of Cuthah, a place ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 14 how shalmaneser took.htm

How the Temple was Built While the Cutheans Endeavored in Vain to ...
... pray to him, and are desirous of their religious settlement, and this ever since
Shalmanezer, the king of Assyria, transplanted us out of Cuthah and Media to ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 4 how the temple.htm

Mongrel Religion
... to what you have to say of this God, of the land; but Succoth-benoth for me; when
I go home I shall offer sacrifice to him." The men of Cuthah said, "Verily ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 27 1881/mongrel religion.htm

The Old Testament and Comparative Religion
... human habitation had its special patron deity; for example, Babylon was the city
of Marduk; Nippur, of Enlil; Ur, of Sin; Sippara, of Shamash; Cuthah, of Nergal ...
/.../eiselen/the christian view of the old testament/chapter v the old testament.htm

In Jud├Ža and through Samaria - a Sketch of Samaritan History and ...
... [1882] Suffice it, that one of them, perhaps that which contributed the principal
settlers, Cuthah, furnished the name Cuthim, by which the Jews afterwards ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter vii in judaea and.htm

Thesaurus
Cuthah (2 Occurrences)
...Cuthah is now identified with Tell Ibrahim, 15 miles north-east of Babylon.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CUTH; CUTHAH. ...
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Cuth (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia CUTH; CUTHAH. kuth, ku'-tha (kuth, kuthah;
Choua, Chountha): The longer writing is the better of ...
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Cutha (1 Occurrence)
... 2 Kings 17:24 The king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and
from Avva, and from Hamath and Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of ...
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Sepharvaim (6 Occurrences)
... The fact that Babylon and Cuthah head the list of cities mentioned is no indication
that Sepharvaim was a Babylonian town-the composition of the list, indeed ...
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Captivity (141 Occurrences)
... thus removed were carried to distant cities, many of them not far from the Caspian
Sea, and their place was supplied by colonists from Babylon and Cuthah, etc. ...
/c/captivity.htm - 79k

Replace (11 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 17:24 The king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and
from Avva, and from Hamath and Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of ...
/r/replace.htm - 10k

Dura (1 Occurrence)
... also Dur-ili, "god's rampart." That it was at some distance is supported by the
list WAI, IV, 36 [38], where Duru, Tutul and Gudua (Cuthah), intervene between ...
/d/dura.htm - 8k

Cuthean
Cuthean. Cuthah, Cuthean. Cuthite . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ...
ku-the'-an, kuth'-it. See CUTH; SAMARITANS. Cuthah, Cuthean. Cuthite . Reference
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Chaldeans (82 Occurrences)
... 800) smaller towns which were around them; and there were also Chaldeans (and Arameans)
in Erech, Nippur (Calneh), Kis, Hursag-kalama, Cuthah, and probably ...
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Avva (1 Occurrence)
... 2 Kings 17:24 The king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and
from Avva, and from Hamath and Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of ...
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Bible Concordance
Cuthah (2 Occurrences)

2 Kings 17:24 The king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Avva, and from Hamath and Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel; and they possessed Samaria, and lived in the cities of it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 17:30 And the men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima,
(See NIV)

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