Succoth-benoth

Succoth-benoth (Suhk´uhth-bee´noth; Heb., “booths of girls”)

The name of a god worshiped in Samaria by the Babylonians (2Kgs 17:30) brought there under Assyria’s population displacement policy. In order to keep conquered areas pacified, Assyria deported native populations and replaced them with foreigners. That policy was implemented in the Northern Kingdom, Israel (Samaria), when it fell to Assyria in 721 BCE.

2Kgs 17:30

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