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Succoth-benoth

Succoth-benoth [H]

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 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Succoth-benoth". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Succoth-benoth [E]

the tents of daughters
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Succoth-benoth'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Succoth-benoth

Occurs only in ( 2 Kings 17:30 ) It has generally been supposed that this term is pure Hebrew, and signifies the tents of daughters; which some explain as "the booths in which the daughters of the Babylonians prostituted themselves in honor of their idol," others as "small tabernacles in which were contained images of female deities." Sir H. Rawlinson thinks that Succoth-benoth represents the Chaldaean goddess Zerbanit , the wife of Merodach, who was especially worshipped at Babylon.


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Succothbenoth'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.