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2 Kings 17:30 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the men of Babylon made Succothbenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, the men of Cuth made Nergal, the men of Hamath made Ashima,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the people of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, and the people of Cuth made Nergal, and the people of Hamath made Ashima,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So then, the men of Babylon, made Succoth-benoth, and, the men of Cuth, made Nergal, and, the men of Hamath, made Ashima:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the men of Babylon have made Succoth-Benoth, and the men of Cuth have made Nergal, and the men of Hamath have made Ashima,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For the men of Babylon made Sochothbenoth: and the Cuthites made Nergel: and the men of Emath made Asima.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the men of Babylon made Succoth-Benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the men of Babylon made Succoth{gr.Socchoth} Benith, and the men of Chuth made Ergel, and the men of Haemath made Asimath.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the men of Bavel made Sukkoth Benoth, and the men of Kuth made Nergal, and the men of Chamath made Ashima,

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the men y582
[0582] Standard
אֱנוֹשׁ
'enowsh
{en-oshe'}
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
x376
(0376) Complement
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
of Bvel בָּבֶל 894
{0894} Prime
בָּבֶל
Babel
{baw-bel'}
From H1101; confusion; Babel (that is, Babylon), including Babylonia and the Babylonian empire.
made 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
Succ Bn סֻכּוֹת־בְּנוֹת, 5524
{5524} Prime
סֻכּוֹת בְּנוֹת
Cukkowth b@nowth
{sook-kohth' ben-ohth'}
From H5523 and the (irregular) plural of H1323; booths of (the) daughters; brothels, that is, idolatrous tents for impure purposes.
and the men y582
[0582] Standard
אֱנוֹשׁ
'enowsh
{en-oshe'}
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
x376
(0376) Complement
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
of C כּוּת 3575
{3575} Prime
כּוּת
Kuwth
{kooth}
Of foreign origin; Cuth or Cuthah, a province of Assyria.
made 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
Nrqal נֵרגַל, 5370
{5370} Prime
נֵרְגַל
Nergal
{nare-gal'}
Of foreign origin; Nergal, a Cuthite deity.
and the men y582
[0582] Standard
אֱנוֹשׁ
'enowsh
{en-oshe'}
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
x376
(0376) Complement
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
of m חֲמָת 2574
{2574} Prime
חֲמָת
Chamath
{kham-awth'}
From the same as H2346; walled; Chamath, a place in Syria.
made 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
m אֲשִׁימָא, 807
{0807} Prime
אֲשִׁימָא
'Ashiyma'
{ash-ee-maw'}
Of foreign origin; Ashima, a deity of Hamath.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Kings 17:30

_ _ Succoth-benoth — that is, the “tents” or “booths of the daughters,” similar to those in which the Babylonian damsels celebrated impure rites (Amos 2:8).

_ _ Nergal — The Jewish writers say this idol was in the form of a cock, and it is certain that a cock is often associated with a priest on the Assyrian monuments [Layard]. But modern critics, looking to the astrological character of Assyrian idolatry, generally consider Nergal as the planet Mars, the god of war. The name of this idol formed part of the appellation of two of the king of Babylon’s princes (Jeremiah 39:3).

_ _ Ashima — an idol under the form of an entirely bald he-goat.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Kings 17:24-41.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Kings 17:30

And the men of Babylon made (q) Succothbenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima,

(q) Meaning that every country served the idol that was most esteemed in the place to which they came.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Babylon:

2 Kings 17:24 And the king of Assyria brought [men] from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed [them] in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof.

Succoth benoth:
Succoth benoth, literally "the tents of the daughters."

Cuth:
Cuth is probably the Cush watered by the Gihon, or Araxes, now Aras (
Genesis 2:13 And the name of the second river [is] Gihon: the same [is] it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
), the ancient country of the Scythians, where we meet with the Quitians, Coethians, or Coete, and Cytheans, and the cities of Cotatis, Cetemane, Cythanum, Cyta, Cethena, etc.

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

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