Places Study on Cuthah

Places Study on Cuthah

2 Kings 17: And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Cuthah
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.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Cuthah
The region of the Assyrian empire from whence Shalmaneser transported colonists, after the deportation of Israel from it. The seat of the worship of Nergal (2 Kings 17:24; 2 Kings 17:30). The name is akin to Cush, as the Chaldaeans said Athur for Ashur. (CUSH.) Its locality is probably Chuzistan in the region of Susiana E. of the Tigris. The mountainous region between Elam and Media was called Cuthah. It would be a natural policy to transplant some of the hardy mountaineers (called also Cossaei) from their own region, where they gave the Assyrians trouble, to Samaria. There is also a town Cuthah, now Towiba, close to Babylon. G. Smith and Rawlinson identify it with Tel Ibrahim. Intermixing with the ten tribes' remnant, they became progenitors of the Samaritans who are called "Cuthaeans" by the Jews. The Samaritans claimed kindred with the Sidonians, and these again with the Cuthaeans (Josephus, Ant. 11:8, section 6; 12:5, section 5; Chald. Paraphr. Genesis 10:19; 1 Chronicles 1:13).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Cuth, Cuthah
CUTH, CUTHAH . One of the cities from which Sargon brought colonists to take the place of the Israelites whom he had deported from Samaria, b.c. 722 ( 2 Kings 17:24 ; 2 Kings 17:30 ). These colonists intermingled with the Israelite inhabitants who were left by Sargon; and their descendants, the Samaritans, were in consequence termed by the Jews ‘Cuthæans.’ According to the old Arabic geographers, Cuthah was situated not far from Babylon. This view is borne out by the Assyrian inscriptions, from which we learn that Kuti (or Kutu ) was a city of Middle-Babylonia. It has now been identified with the modern Tell Ibrâhim , N.E. of Babylon, where remains of the temple of Nergal (cf. 2 Kings 17:30 ) have been discovered.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Cuth, Cuthah
One of the places whence the king of Assyria brought colonists into Palestine. They inhabited the cities of Samaria and became with others the ancestors of the Samaritans. 2 Kings 17:24,30 . The locality of Cuthah is not definitely known. Josephus places it in the interior of Persia; others in Babylonia.

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Cuth - Cuthah
Cuth - (cuhth), Cuthah Place names with two spellings in Hebrew and English. Cuthah was the center of worship of Nergal, god of death in Mesopotamia
Cuth, Cuthah - CUTH, Cuthah . ’ According to the old Arabic geographers, Cuthah was situated not far from Babylon
Cuth, Cuthah - The locality of Cuthah is not definitely known
i'Vah - Isai 37:13 In connection with Hena and Sepharvaim, and once, (2 Kings 17:24 ) in connection with Babylon and Cuthah, must be sought in Babylonia, and is probably identical with the modern Hit, on the Euphrates
Cuthah - Cuthah is now identified with Tell Ibrahim, 15 miles north-east of Babylon
Cuthah - The mountainous region between Elam and Media was called Cuthah. There is also a town Cuthah, now Towiba, close to Babylon
Nergal - (neh' gal) Name, perhaps a form of “Ne-uru-gal” (Lord of the great city), of the Mesopotamian god of the underworld whose cult was centered in the ancient city of Cuth (Cuthah, modern tell Ibrahim)
Ivah - From Ivah, along with Babylon, Cuthah, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, the king of Assyria (Esar-haddon) brought people to colonize Samaria
Sepharvaim - From southern Ava, Cuthah, and Hamath, the Assyrian king brought colonists to people Samaria, after the ten tribes were deported (2 Kings 17:24)
Bethel - " After the overthrow of Israel, the king of Assyria sent one of the Israelite priests to settle at Bethel, and teach the new settlers from Babylon, Cuthah, Ava, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, "the manner of the god of the land," and "how they should fear Jehovah" (2 Kings 17:27-28)
Samaritans - When the inhabitants of Samaria and of the adjacent country were carried away by Shalmanezer king of Assyria, he sent in their place colonies from Babylonia, Cuthah, Ava, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, with which the Israelites who remained in the land became intermingled, and were ultimately amalgamated into one people, 2 Kings 17:24-41
Samar'Itans - 721, and that they remained in this desolated state until, in the words of (2 Kings 17:24 ) "the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon and front Cuthah, and from Av
Nimrod - "Cush" appears in the Babylonian names Cissia, Cuthah, Chuzistan (Susiana)
Captivity - The families 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
Samaria - After Shalmaneser's capture of Samaria and carrying away of Israel to Halah and Habor, and in the cities of the Medes (2 Kings 17:5-6; 2 Kings 17:23-24), Esarhaddon or Asnapper planted "instead" men of Babylon (where Esarhaddon resided in part: 2 Chronicles 33:11), Cuthah, Ava, and Sepharvaim (Ezra 4:2-3; Ezra 4:10)
Exile - The Assyrians brought into Samaria people from Babylon, Cuthah, Ava, Hamath, and Sepharvaim (2 Kings 17:24 ; Ezra 4:10 )