Suk'kiim (Heb. Sukkiyim', סַכַּיַּים, booth-dweller [Gesen.] or inhabitants of Sûk [Fürst]; Sept. Τρωγλοδύται; Vulg. Troglodyte; A.V. "Sukkiims"), a nation mentioned (2Ch 12:3) with the Lubim and Cushim as supplying part of the army which came with Shishak out of Egypt when he invaded Judah. If the name be Hebrew, it may perhaps be better to suppose them to have been an Arab tribe like the Scenite than Ethiopians. If it is borne in mind that Zerah was apparently allied with the Arabs south of Palestine SEE ZERAH; whom we know Shishak to have subdued, SEE SHISHAK, our conjecture does not seem to be improbable. The Sukkiim may correspond to some one of the shepherd or wandering races mentioned on the Egyptian monuments, but we have not found any name in hieroglyphics resembling their name in the Bible, and this somewhat favors the opinion that it is a Shemitic appellation. —Smith. The Sept. and Vulg. render Troglodytes, apparently meaning the Ethiopians by that name, who lived on the western shore of the Arabian Gulf (Strabo, 17, 786), who might have been employed as fleet and light-armed auxiliaries of the Egyptians (Heliod. Eth. 8, 16). Pliny (6, 34) mentions a Troglodytic city in this direction called Suche (see Bochart, Phaleg, 4, 29). SEE ETHIOPIA.

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