|Overview - Genesis 33|
|1||Jacob and Esau's meeting; and Esau's departure.|
|17||Jacob comes to Succoth.|
|18||At Shalem he buys a field, and builds an altar, called El-elohe-Israel.|
Genesis 33:17 (King James Version)
And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
- Joshua 13:27 ; Judges 8:5 Judges 8:8 Judges 8:16 ; 1 Kings 7:46 ; Psalms 60:6
- Exodus 12:37 ; 13:20
- i.e., Booths.
- Succoth was on the east of Jordan, between the brook Jabbok and that river, about 40 miles from Jerusalem, and consequently near Penuel; where a city was afterwards built, which Joshua assigned to the tribe of Gad. Jerome says, that Succoth was in the district of Scythopolis; and the Jews inform us, that the name of Darala was sometime after applied to it.