Succoth-Benoth
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Succoth-Benoth

the tents of daughters, or young women; or prostitutes

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Tents of daughters, supposed to be the name of a Babylonian deity, the goddess Zir-banit, the wife of Merodach, worshipped by the colonists in Samaria (2 Kings 17:30).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SUCCOTH-BENOTH

suk'-oth, suk'-oth-be'-noth, be'-noth (cukkoth benoth; Rhochchothbaineithei, Codex Alexandrinus (better) Sokchothbenithei):

1. The Meaning according to the Hebrew:

The name of an idol made by the Babylonians sent into exile at Samaria by an Assyrian king (Shalmaneser), and mentioned among the deities of the various nationalities there assembled (2 Kings 17:30). In Hebrew, Succoth-benoth means "booths of daughters," and has been explained as the chambers wherein the Babylonians placed women for prostitution; or booths or tabernacles in which images of certain goddesses were worshipped.

2. Sir H. Rawlinson's Identification of the Name:

The parallelism, however, requires a deity, like the Nergal of the Cutheans, the Ashima of the Hamathites, etc., and not a chamber or shrine. This consideration caused Sir H. to suggest an identification of Succoth-benoth with the Babylonian Zer-panitum (= Zer-banitum), whose name was probably pronounced Zer-panith, the spouse of Merodach (the god of Babylon), as the "seed-creatress." The difference in the first component, zer, was regarded as due to its possible Hamitic (= Sumerian) equivalent, or to a Semitic mistranslation, both of which explanations are now known to be untenable.

3. Is Succoth the Babylonian Sakut?:

As the people who made Succoth-benoth were Babylonians, we should expect here either a name of Merodach, the god of Babylon, or one of the deities identified with him. At present the only suggestion which can be made is that Benoth is for ban wath, i.e. ban'(i) mati, "creator of the land." Both the Semitic and the bilingual creation-stories speak of Merodach as the creator of the world, with its products, and the great cities of Babylonia; and "father Enlil," who bore the title "lord of the world," bestowed the same upon Merodach at the creation, thus identifying Merodach with himself. Now there is a group which may be read either Dikut, "the Judge," or Sakut, "the Counselor," and if we can read Succoth-benoth as Sakut(h)ban' wat(h), "the Counselor, creator of the land," a satisfactory explanation of this puzzling name will be furnished. The terminal -i of the Babylonian has been preserved in the ei, of the Greek. The adoption of such a descriptive name of Enlil-Merodach would form a compromise between abandoning their old objects of worship and accepting "the god of the land" (2 Kings 17:26).

T. G. Pinches

Strong's Hebrew
5524. Sukkoth Benoth -- "booths of daughters," an Assyr.-Bab. god
... god. Transliteration: Sukkoth Benoth Phonetic Spelling: (sook-kohth' ben-ohth')
Short Definition: Succoth-benoth. ... god NASB Word Usage Succoth-benoth (1). ...
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Mongrel Religion
... "Ah," said the Babylonian, "I listen respectfully to what you have to say of this
God, of the land; but Succoth-benoth for me; when I go home I shall offer ...
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Divided Worship
... 'The men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth' (probably a deity, though the name may ... If
the Lord be God, follow Him' If Baal or Succoth-benoth, then follow him. ...
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Thesaurus
Succothbenoth (1 Occurrence)
... there is a group which may be read either Dikut, "the Judge," or Sakut, "the Counselor,"
and if we can read Succoth-benoth as Sakut ...Succothbenoth (1 Occurrence). ...
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Succoth-benoth (1 Occurrence)
... Succothbenoth, Succoth-benoth. Suc'coth-be'noth . Easton's Bible Dictionary ...
Succothbenoth, Succoth-benoth. Suc'coth-be'noth . Reference Bible.
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Suc'coth-be'noth (1 Occurrence)
Suc'coth-be'noth. Succoth-benoth, Suc'coth-be'noth. Succour . Multi-Version
Concordance ... Succoth-benoth, Suc'coth-be'noth. Succour . Reference Bible.
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Succoth (18 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 17:30 The men of Babylon made SuccothBenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal,
and the men of Hamath made Ashima, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS ...
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Nergal (3 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 17:30 The men of Babylon made SuccothBenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal,
and the men of Hamath made Ashima, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS ...
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Benoth (1 Occurrence)
... 2 Kings 17:30 The men of Babylon made SuccothBenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal,
and the men of Hamath made Ashima, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS ...
/b/benoth.htm - 6k

Cuth (1 Occurrence)
... 2 Kings 17:30 The men of Babylon made SuccothBenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal,
and the men of Hamath made Ashima, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS ...
/c/cuth.htm - 8k

Cuthah (2 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 17:30 And the men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, and the men of Cuth
made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima, (See NIV). ...
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Ashima (1 Occurrence)
... 2 Kings 17:30 The men of Babylon made SuccothBenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal,
and the men of Hamath made Ashima, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS ...
/a/ashima.htm - 7k

Ashi'ma (1 Occurrence)
... Ashi'ma (1 Occurrence). 2 Kings 17:30 And the men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth,
and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima, (See RSV). ...
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