Nehemiah 8

Chapter 8

8:2  And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.

seventh month

i.e. October; Nehemiah 8:2 Nehemiah 8:14 .

8:17  And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so. And there was very great gladness.

for since the days of Jeshua

It is not meant that there had not been some formal observance of the feast of tabernacles (cf) 2 Chronicles 8:13 ; Ezekiel 3:4, but that the people had not dwelt in booths since Joshua's days.