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Genesis 33:17 NIV

17 Jacob, however, went to Sukkoth, where he built a place for himself and made shelters for his livestock. That is why the place is called Sukkoth.a

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  • a 33:17 - "Sukkoth" means "shelters."
  • b 33:18 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
  • c 33:19 - Hebrew "hundred kesitahs" ; a kesitah was a unit of money of unknown weight and value.
  • d 33:20 - "El Elohe Israel" can mean "El is the God of Israel" or "mighty is the God of Israel."