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Feast of Tabernacles
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Feast of Booths
Booths, Feast of (חַג הַסֻּכּוֹת‎, chag hassukkoth, σκηνοπηγία, skēnopēgia). Also known by its transliteration, Sukkot. One of Israel’s three great annual festivals, celebrated at the time of the agricultural harvest, in gratitude for Yahweh’s present and historical provision.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Booths, Feast of
BOOTHS, FEAST OF. One of ancient Israel’s three giant annual feasts, celebrated in autumn. See CALENDARS, ANCIENT ISRAELITE AND EARLY JEWISH.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Booths, Feast of
Booths, Feast of. One of the three great festivals of Israel, celebrating the completion of the agricultural year. The Jews built booths (temporary shelters) to commemorate their deliverance from Egypt by the hand of God (Lv 23:39–43).See Feasts and Festivals of Israel.
Ingathering, Feast of
Ingathering, Feast of. One of the three great festivals of Israel, also called the Feast of Booths, or tabernacles, which celebrated the completion of the agricultural year (Lv 23:39–43).See Feasts and Festivals of Israel.
Tabernacles, Feast of
Tabernacles, Feast of. One of the three great festivals of Israel, celebrating the completion of the agricultural year. The Jews built booths or tabernacles (temporary shelters) to commemorate their deliverance from Egypt by the hand of God (Lv 23:33–43).See Feasts and Festivals of Israel.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Booths, Feast of
Booths, Feast of This festival, known variously as the Feast of Booths, (Lev. 23:34; Dt. 16:13), Tabernacles (2 Ch. 8:13; Jn. 7:2), or Ingathering (Ex. 34:22), was one of the three major feasts in which all Hebrew males were required to participate each year. It began on the fifteenth day of the seventh
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Booths, Feast of
BOOTHS*, FEAST OF One of the three great festivals of Israel, celebrating the completion of the agricultural year. The Jews built booths (temporary shelters) to commemorate their deliverance from Egypt by the hand of God (Lv 23:39–43).See also Feasts and Festivals of Israel.
Ingathering, Feast of
INGATHERING*, FEAST OF One of the three great festivals of Israel, also called the Feast of Booths, or Tabernacles, which celebrated the completion of the agricultural year (Lv 23:39–43). See Feasts and Festivals of Israel.
Shelters, Festival of
SHELTERS, FESTIVAL OF Alternate name for the Festival of Tabernacles. See Feasts and Festivals of Israel.
Tabernacles, Feast of
TABERNACLES*, FEAST OF Also known as the Feast of Booths, Shelters, or Ingathering. It was one of the three great festivals of Israel, celebrating the completion of the agricultural year. The Jews built booths or tabernacles (temporary shelters) to commemorate their deliverance from Egypt by the hand
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tabernacles, Festival Of
Tabernacles, Festival of (or Booths, Ingathering, Heb. sukkot), along with Passover and the Festival of Weeks, one of three major pilgrimage festivals of Judaism. Celebrated for eight days from the fifteenth of Tishri (September/October), it was Israel’s joyous harvest festival to mark the ingathering
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Tabernacles, Feast of
TABERNACLES, FEAST OF. Heb. ḥaḡ hassukkôṯ, ‘festival of booths’ (Lv. 23:34; Dt. 16:13), or ḥaḡ hā’āsîp̱, ‘festival of ingathering’ (Ex. 23:16; 34:22). This was one of the three great pilgrimage-festivals of the Jewish year; it was kept for 7 days from the 15th to the 22nd day of the 7th month.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sukkoth
Sukkoth (Heb. sukkôṯ)The Feast of Booths (also called Tabernacles and Ingathering), one of the three great pilgrimage feasts.See Tabernacles, Feast of.
Tabernacles, Feast Of
Tabernacles, Feast ofThe final and greatest feast of the Israelite agricultural year, one of three annual pilgrimage festivals (Exod. 23:14–19; 34:22–24; Lev. 23:33–36, 39–43; Num. 29:12–38; Deut. 16:16–17; 31:9–13). It specifically celebrated the harvest of grapes and olives and the end of the harvest
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Booths, Feast of
Booths, Feast of (Heb. hag̱ hassukkôṯ). One of Israel’s three major feasts, also known as the Feast of Ingathering (Exod. 23:16; 34:22) or the Feast of Tabernacles (2 Chr. 8:13). It began on the fifteenth day of the month of Tishri (mid-October, five days after the Day of Atonement or Tishri 10),
Sukkoth
Sukkoth [sŏokˊəth] (Heb. sukkôṯ). The Feast of Booths (also called Tabernacles and Ingathering), one of the three great pilgrimage feasts in Judaism. See Booths, feast of.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Booths, Feast Of
BOOTHS, FEAST OF Also known as the festival of Tabernacles and the festival of Ingathering, a harvest festival listed in Deut 16:13–15 and Lev 23:43 (cf. Ezra 3:4; Zech 14:16). In Exod 23:16 and 34:22, the festival is celebrated at the end of the year, when the fruits of their labors are gathered. According
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Tabernacles, Feast of
Tabernacles, Feast of. With the *Passover and *Pentecost, one of the great feasts of the Jewish year. By some critics it is supposed to have been originally a New Year festival, but in the earliest biblical accounts it is described as ‘the feast of ingathering, at the end of the year’ (Exod. 23:16),
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Tabernacles the Feast of
Tabernacles, The Feast of (Ex. 23:16, “the feast of ingathering”), the third of the three great festivals of the Hebrews, which lasted from the 15th till the 22d of Tisri.1. The following are the principal passages in the Pentateuch which refer to it: Ex. 23:16; Lev. 23:34–36, 39–43; Num. 29:12–38;
Key passages
Le 23:39–43

“ ‘Surely on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, at your gathering the land’s produce, you shall hold Yahweh’s festival for seven days; on the first day there shall be a rest period and on the eighth day a rest period. And on the first day you shall take for yourselves the first fruit of …