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Ezra 3:4

Context
NETBible

They observed the Festival of Temporary Shelters 1  as required 2  and offered the proper number of 3  daily burnt offerings according to the requirement for each day.

XREF

Ex 5:13; Ex 23:16; Ex 29:38; Le 23:34-36; Nu 29:12-38; Ne 8:14-17; Jer 52:34; Zec 14:16-19; Joh 7:2,37

NET © Notes

tn The Hebrew phrase אֶת חַג־הַסֻּכּוֹת (’et khag-hassukot, “festival of huts” [or “shelters”]) is traditionally known as the Feast of Tabernacles. 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 as a commemoration of the wanderings of the Israelites after they left Egypt suggests that a translation like “temporary shelters” is more appropriate.

tn Heb “according to what is written.”

tn Heb “by number.”



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