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Succoth-benoth

Succoth-benoth

Succoth-benoth, in the Bible, deity worshiped by Babylonian captives in Samaria.
Succoth-benoth or Succoth Benoth was a Babylonian deity, one of the deities of the city of Samaria mentioned by name in 2 Kings 17:30. 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.

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'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.

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