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Feast of Tabernacles, The


1. Held after harvest and vintage. De 16:13.

2. Began fifteenth of seventh month. Le 23:34,39.

3. Lasted seven days. Le 23:34,41; De 16:13,15.

4. Called the feast of ingathering. Ex 23:16,17.

5. All males obliged to appear at. Ex 23:16,17.

6. First and last days of, holy convocations. Le 23:35,39; Nu 29:12,35.

7. Sacrifices during. Le 23:36,37; Nu 29:13-39.

8. To be observed

a. With rejoicing. De 16:14,15.

b. Perpetually. Le 23:41.

9. The people dwelt in booths during. Le 23:42; Ne 8:15,16.

10. The law publicly read every seventh year at. De 31:10-12; Ne 8:18.

11. Customs observed at

a. Bearing branches of palms. Le 23:40; Re 7:9.

b. Drawing water from the pool of Siloam. Isa 12:3; Joh 7:2,37-39.

c. Singing hosannas. Ps 118:24-29; Mt 21:8,9.

12. To commemorate the sojourn of Israel in the desert. Le 23:43.

13. Remarkable celebrations of

a. At the dedication of Solomon’s temple. 1Ki 8:2,65.

b. After the captivity. Ex 3:4; Ne 8:17.