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Leviticus 23:34

Context
NETBible

“Tell the Israelites, ‘On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Temporary Shelters 1  for seven days to the Lord.

XREF

Ex 23:16; Ex 34:22; Nu 29:12; De 16:13-15; Ezr 3:4; Ne 8:14; Zec 14:16-19; Joh 1:14; Joh 7:2; Heb 11:9,13

NET © Notes

tn The rendering “booths” (cf. NAB, NASB, NRSV) is probably better than the traditional “tabernacles” in light of the meaning of the term סֻכָּה (sukkah, “hut, booth”), but “booths” are frequently associated with trade shows and craft fairs in contemporary American English. The nature of the celebration during this feast (see the following verses) as a commemoration of the wanderings of the Israelites after they left Egypt suggests that a translation like “temporary shelters” is more appropriate.



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