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Cuth(kŭth, ko͝oth) or
Cuthah(kyo͞o`thə), ancient city of Mesopotamia, near Babylon. The inhabitants, when settled in Samaria, introduced the worship of NergalNergal
, ancient deity worshiped in Babylonia and Assyria. He was a god of the midsummer sun, of war, of the chase, and of the dead. He could be beneficent, but he was primarily associated with pestilence and destruction.
..... Click the link for more information. . In later times the Jews called the Samarians Cuthites (2 Kings 17.24, 30).
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