or Succoth Benoth
was a Babylonian
deity, one of the deities
of the city of Samaria
mentioned by name in 2 Kings
The Bible says that these deities were idols
, although the Samaritans
were not punished because they worshipped the God of the Israelites
as well. Like Ashima
, the identity of Succoth-benoth is unknown.
'Succoth' is another term for Sukkot, a Jewish festival, from Hebrew sukkah, meaning a booth or hut. ' succoth-benoth ' may have been a Babylonian variant.