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- n. Judaism A harvest festival commemorating the booths in which the Israelites resided during their 40 years in the wilderness, lasting for either 8 or 9 days and beginning on the eve of the 15th of Tishri.
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- n. Alternative spelling of Sukkot.
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- n. a major Jewish festival beginning on the eve of the 15th of Tishri and commemorating the shelter of the Israelites during their 40 years in the wilderness
In the word Succoth, as Moses shortly afterwards shows, there is a prolepsis.
And, indeed, whether Scythopolis might not derive something of its appellation from the word Succoth, I cannot well tell: methinks the name of 'Scythians' hath some smack of such a kind of original for they always dwelt, and removed from one place to another, in tents.
Toward the end of the first watch, at the northern borders of the district known as Succoth, at the extreme east of Goshen, he came upon a mighty track.
Samaria, and who is called Succoth-benoth in Scripture.
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The name "Succoth" (feminine plural of sukkah, "booth") was derived from the peculiar type of hut or booth, built for the shelter of cattle.
"Succoth," tabernacles, is confounded with the Arab.
A tree produced one citron for the Succoth holiday.
They gather around Succoth in the national convention center and swear to "remove the abomination" (i.e. the holiest Muslim site in Jerusalem and one of the holiest sites of all of Islam) from the premises.
Justin (xviii.c. 5) and probably it explains the Succoth
From Peter's comment about offering to build booths for Moses and Elijah, we can reasonably conclude that this is taking place during the feast of Succoth "Booths" or "Tabernacles".