According to the biblical histories, King Solomon dedicated the Temple in Jerusalem on Sukkot (1 Kings 8; 2 Chron.
The word sukkot is the plural of the Hebrew word sukkah, meaning booth or hut.
The second through seventh days of Sukkot (third through seventh days outside the land of Israel) are called Chol haMoed (??? ?????—literally, "festival weekdays").
Coming as it did at the completion of the harvest, Sukkot was regarded as a general thanksgiving for the bounty of nature in the year that had passed.
The name Sukkot also appears in a number of places in the Hebrew Bible as a location.
The Book of Deuteronomy, also thought by critical scholars to represent a late tradition, speaks of Moses instructing the Israelites to gather for a reading of the Law during Sukkot every seventh year (Deut.
A unique service was also performed every morning throughout the Sukkot holiday: The Nisuch HaMayim (???? ????—lit.
The day immediately following Sukkot is known as Shemini Atzeret (????? ????—lit.
Sukkot eventually became one of the most important feasts in Judaism, as indicated by its designation as “the Feast of the Lord” (Lev.
On the Sabbath which falls during the week of Sukkot, the Book of Ecclesiastes is read during morning synagogue services in Israel.
According to the biblical books of Exodus and Deuteronomy, Sukkot had an agricultural origin.
The Gospel of John states that Jesus and his family participated in the festival of Sukkot.
On the first day of Sukkot (the first two day, outside of Israel), the prayer services are extended, taking a form similar to that of the Sabbath.
Sukkot is here associated with the granting of rain, an idea further developed in later Jewish literature.
During Sukkot, observant Jewish families eat, sleep, and entertain guests in temporary outdoor shelters know as sukkahs.
Sukkot (or Succoth) was a city east of the Jordan River, identified with modern Tell Deir ?lla, a high mound in the plain north of Jabbok (Josh.