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.
The men of cuthah, he adds (v. 30), made a statue of Nergal.
Sin-gamil, of Uruk, builds sanctuaries to Nergal at cuthah, 66.
On his return home, he recorded his great victory on tablets which were placed in the shrine of Nergal at cuthah.
His city, cuthah, may possibly have been renowned as a burial-place.
The popular development of Nergal ceased, when he became the local god of cuthah.
To punish the offender Nimrod had a great pyre erected at cuthah.
He inscribed a tablet with his advice, which he placed in the shrine of Nergal in the city of cuthah.
In the library of Nineveh was also discovered a copy of a tablet written for the great temple of Nergal at cuthah.
At last in 647 Babylon and cuthah were reduced by famine, and Samas-sum-yukin burnt himself to death in his palace.