A member of a group of people of ancient Babylonia who were sent as colonists to Samaria.

The Cuthites is a name describing a people said by the Torah and Josephus to be living in Samaria around 500 BC. The name comes from the Assyrian site Kutha, in line with the claim that the Samaritans were descendants of settlers placed in Israel by the Assyrians after the Assyrian invasion of 722 BC. The label “Cuthites” was a pejorative name for Samaritans in later rabbinic texts.

Cuthite, Cuthites, Kuth, Kuthie, Kuthean
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