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Hebrew: סֻכּוֹת בְּנוֹת —transliteration: Sukkoth Benoth or Succoth-benoth, Succoth Benoth

Meaning: “tents of daughters” or “booths of daughters”

also known as: Succothbenoth

This is the name of a Babylonian false deity, the goddess Zir-banit (Bànitu —“the creaturess”), the wife of Merodach, worshipped by the colonists in Samaria (2 Kings 17:30).

Bànitu is another name for the goddess Ishtar of Nineveh.

The Talmud of Rabbinic Judaism associates this goddess with the constellation Pleiades.

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Article Version: June 11, 2024