2 Kings 17:30

Overview - 2 Kings 17
Hoshea's wicked reign.
Being subdued by Shalmaneser, he conspires against him with So, king of Egypt.
Samaria for sinning is led into captivity.
24 The strange nations which were transplanted into Samaria, being plagued with lions, make a mixture of religions.
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2 Kings 17:30  (King James Version)
And the men of Babylon made Succothbenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima,


Succoth benoth
{Succoth benoth,} literally "the tents of the daughters."* Cuth.
Cuth is probably the Cush watered by the Gihon, or Araxes, now Aras (Ge 2:13,) the ancient country of the Scythians, where we meet with the Quitians, Cothians, or Cot, and Cytheans, and the cities of Cotatis, Cetemane, Cythanum, Cyta, Cethena, etc.

Supposed to denote the solar orb; the emblem of which, according to the Rabbins, was a cock.

Jarchi says this idol was of the form of a goat.