Leviticus 23:34

Overview - Leviticus 23
The feasts of the Lord.
The sabbath.
The passover.
The sheaf of first-fruits.
15 The feast of Pentecost.
22 Gleanings to be left for the poor.
23 The feast of trumpets.
26 The day of atonement.
33 The feast of tabernacles.
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Leviticus 23:34  (King James Version)
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.
 


The fifteenth
Exodus 23:16 ; 34:22 Numbers 29:12 ; Deuteronomy 16:13-15 ; Ezra 3:4 ; Nehemiah 8:14
Zechariah 14:16-19 ; John 1:14 ; 7:2 Hebrews 11:9 Hebrews 11:13

the feast of tabernacles
This feast was celebrated in commemoration of the Israelites' dwelling in tents in the wilderness for forty years; and was kept with greater hilarity than any of the other festivals. Hence, in the Talmud, it is often called {chag,} the feast, by way of excellence; and by Philo, [heorton megisten,] the greatest of the feasts; it was therefore more noticed by the heathen than any other. It is probable that Cecrops borrowed from it the law which he made in Athens, "that the master of every family should after harvest make a feast for his servants, and eat together with them who had taken pains with him in tilling his grounds."

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