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Holman Bible Dictionary

Succoth Benoth

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(ssyooc' cohth-bee' nohth) Divine name meaning, “booths of daughters.” A pagan deity which people from Babylon brought with them to Israel when it was resettled by the Assyrians after the fall of Samaria in 722 B.C. (2 Kings 17:30 ). Interpreters disagree concerning the identification of this idol. Many feel that it is likely Sarpanitu, the consort of Marduk. See Gods, Pagan; Sakkuth .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Succoth Benoth'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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