According to Albright (1968:165) the sycomore fig, Ficus sycomorus, was deified in Palestine, as in Egypt. There is no biblical evidence for such deification in Palestine.
The Egyptian name for sycomore is Nht (Lɔ VI, 113–114). The goddess Hathor in Memphis was worshipped as mistress of the sycomore tree. In private tombs from the 18th and 19th dynasty the sycomore is represented by the goddess Nut.
III. Identity in the Bible
שׁקמה, the sycomore, is a common tree in Palestine. The שׁקמה is a k…