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HEBREW: 3575 twk Kuwth or (fem.) htwk Kuwthah
NAVE: Cuth Cuthah
EBD: Cuthah
SMITH: CUTH, OR CUTHAH
ISBE: CUTH; CUTHAH CUTHAH
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Cuth

In Bible versions:

Cuth: NET AVS NRSV NASB TEV
Cuthah: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
a town NE of Babylon

burning ( --> same as Cuthah)
burning ( --> same as Cuth)
Google Maps: Cuth (32° 44´, 44° 40´); Cuthah (32° 44´, 44° 40´)

Hebrew

Strongs #03575: twk Kuwth or (fem.) htwk Kuwthah

Cuth = "crushing"

1) a place from which king Sargon of Assyria imported colonists into
Israel; probably a location approx 20 (32 km) miles northeast of
Babylon

3575 Kuwth kooth

or (feminine) Kuwthah {koo-thaw'}; of foreign origin; Cuth or
Cuthah, a province of Assyria:-Cuth.

Cuthah [EBD]

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.

Cuth [NAVE]

CUTH, called also Cuthah. A district of Asia, from which colonists were transported to Samaria, 2 Kin. 17:24-30; Ezra 4:10.

Cuthah [NAVE]

CUTHAH
See: Cuth.

CUTH, OR CUTHAH [SMITH]

one of the countries whence Shalmaneser introduced colonists into Samaria. (2 Kings 17:24,30) Its position is undecided.

CUTH; CUTHAH [ISBE]

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 BC (2 Ki 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 Ki 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 [ISBE]

CUTHAH - See CUTH, CUTHAH.




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