Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
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 ‘CuthÃ¦ans.’ 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 IbrÃ¢him , N.E. of Babylon, where remains of the temple of Nergal (cf. 2 Kings 17:30 ) have been discovered.
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Cuth, Cuthah'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/c/cuth-cuthah.html. 1909.