Tabernacles, feast of

An autumn festival of ingathering lasting eight days; people were instructed to ‘dwell in succoth’ (Lev. 23:42; ‘booths’ is an alternative name for the feast) as a memorial and thanksgiving [[➝ thanksgiving sacrifice]] for the safety of the tribes in the wilderness. The Court of Women in Herod's Temple was lit for seven days by giant candelabra, and this may have been the reason why John (8:12 ff.) placed Jesus' discourse (‘I am the light’) in the context of the feast of Tabernacles.

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  • Tabernacles, Feast of — • One of the three great feasts of the Hebrew liturgical calendar Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Tabernacles, Feast of —    The third of the great annual festivals of the Jews (Lev. 23:33 43). It is also called the feast of ingathering (Ex. 23:16; Deut. 16:13). It was celebrated immediately after the harvest, in the month Tisri, and the celebration lasted for eight …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Tabernacles, Feast of —  Кущей праздник …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Feast of Tabernacles —     The Feast of Tabernacles     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Feast of Tabernacles     One of the three great feasts of the Hebrew liturgical calendar, even the greatest, according to Philo (heorton megiste) and Josephus (heste hagiotate kai… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Feast of the Dedication —     Feast of the Dedication (Scriptural)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Feast of the Dedication (Scriptural)     Also called the Feast of the Machabees and Feast of Lights (Josephus and Talmudic writings), mentioned in the Old Testament (I… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Feast of Tabernacles — n. SUKKOT …   English World dictionary

  • Feast of — see Feast of Tabernacles under tabernacle ● in …   Useful english dictionary

  • Feast of Tabernacles — Feast of Tab|er|nac|les →↑Sukkoth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Feast of Tabernacles — Feast′ of Tab′ernacles n. jud Sukkoth …   From formal English to slang

  • Feast of Tabernacles (Christian holiday) — The Feast of Tabernacles is an eight day Biblical pilgrimage festival, also known as the Feast of Booths, the Festival of Tabernacles, or Tabernacles. it is celebrated by a small number of Christians who have revived some Old Testament festivals …   Wikipedia

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