Genesis 33:17

Overview - Genesis 33
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.
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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.