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2 Kings 17:30

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17:30 The people from Babylon made Succoth Benoth, 1  the people from Cuth made Nergal, 2  the people from Hamath made Ashima, 3 

1 sn No deity is known by the name Succoth Benoth in extant Mesopotamian literature. For speculation as to the identity of this deity, see M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 211.

2 sn Nergal was a Mesopotamian god of the underworld.

3 sn This deity is unknown in extra-biblical literature. See M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 211-12.



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