Annie's Feast of Tabernacles Page


"And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came
against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King,
the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles."
   ~Zech 14:16~


The Feast of Tabernacles begins Oct 14th - 20th, 2008
It lasts for 7 days and begins at sunset the 10th of October.

Sukkot
Sukkot, pronounced su KOHTH or pronounced su KOHT, is a Jewish festival that begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Tishri (approximately September and October). It lasts seven days. The festival is also called the Feast of Tabernacles.

The ancient Hebrews celebrated Sukkot as a festival of thanksgiving and brought sacrifices to the Temple in Jerusalem. Jews still observe the holiday by making joyous parades in synagogues and carrying lulabs (palm branches), etrogs (citrons), and myrtle and willow branches. During Sukkot, traditional Jews live in a hut called a sukkah as a reminder of the temporary dwellings in which their ancestors lived during their wanderings in the wilderness in Biblical times. Following Sukkot is a supplementary two-day celebration called Shemini Atzeret, the second day of which is called Simhat Torah.
~Above Information from The World Book Encyclopedia~

There are a number of different ways to spell "sukkot".
sukkot, succoth, sukkoth
Webster's Dictionary defines it this way:
Sukkoth n : a Jewish harvest festival [syn: {Succos}, {Sukkoth}, {Feast of Booths}, {Feast of Tabernacles}, {Tabernacles}]
Succos n : a Jewish harvest festival [syn: {Succos}, {Sukkoth}, {Feast of Booths}, {Feast of Tabernacles}, {Tabernacles}]
Succoth, tents; tabernacles

WWWebster by Merriam-Webster Inc defines it this way:

Main Entry: Sukˇkoth
Variant(s):
or Sukˇkot /'su-k&s, -"kOt, -"kOth, -"kOs/
Function:
noun
Etymology: Hebrew
sukkOth, plural of sukkAh
Date: 1882
: a Jewish harvest festival beginning on the 15th of Tishri and commemorating the temporary shelters used by the Jews during their wandering in the wilderness

Dictionary.com - Sukkoth n : a Jewish harvest festival [syn: Succos, Sukkoth, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles, Tabernacles]

Lev 23:2 Speak to the Israelites and say to them: "These are my appointed feasts, the appointed feasts of the LORD, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies."

~Tabernacle~
The Israelites' religious activities centered on a movable structure called the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle served as an official meeting place for God and the people, and it symbolized His relationship with the Israelites.

Has this feast been fulfilled literally yet? NO

Customs of Sukkot
Hosanna and it's meaning & significance to Sukkot
Learn how to:
Celebrate Sukkot

When is it celebrated?

begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Tishri
(approximately September and October). It lasts seven days.
Remember, all Jewish holidays begin at sundown on the night before!

This year 2003 or 5763/5764 on October 11th, 2003.
The Feast of Tabernacles begins at sunset October 10th, 2003.
It lasts for 7 days. For all the dates of the different Jewish
Holidays for 1998 - 2005 visit Virtual Jerusalem to see the
Holiday Dates
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There were 30 Bible verses with "tabernacles" in them.
There were 11 Bible verses with
"feast of tabernacles" in them.


"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."
~Leviticus 23:34~

"Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine:"
~Deuteronomy 16:13~

"Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:"
~Deuteronomy 16:16~

"And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,"
~Deuteronomy 31:10~

"Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment
of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts,
three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the
feast of tabernacles."
~2 Chronicles 8:13~

"They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required;"
~Ezra 3:4~

"And I that am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast."
~Hosea 12:9~

"And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles."
~Zechariah 14:16~

~And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep
the
feast of tabernacles.~
~Zechariah 14:18~

"This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles."
~Zechariah 14:19~

"Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand."
~John 7:2~

Let's look at how the feast is connected to prophecy:

Succoth
(Feast of Tabernacles/Booths)
Leviticus 23:33-44
Neh 8
Zechariah 14:16-19 Zechariah 14:1-4, 9

Sunset October 10th, 2003 at sundown

Lasts 7 days

Tishri 15-21

Sukkot recalls 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, living in tents (booths) and worshiping in a portable tabernacle. Sukkot is also known as the Feast of Ingathering - a wonderful harvest holiday.

Reading: Ecclesiastes

Wanderings in the Wilderness

Feast of Tabernacles Temporary Booths are constructed to remind Israel of the Wilderness wandering. A Lulav of Palm Branches are waved ushering the Kingdom

This feast consists of seven days with the first day being a Sabbath

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Here is what the Nave's Topical Bible has to say:

TABERNACLES, FEAST OF

Citron

Citron, pronounced SIHT ruhn, is a large, usually sour fruit much like the lemon. It ranks among the largest citrus fruits. The citron tree grows wild in northeastern India. It is also grown commercially in Corsica, Greece, Israel, and southern Italy, and the fruit is exported to other countries. The thorny citron tree has leaves that range from 4 to 7 inches (10 to 18 centimeters) in length. The edges of the leaves are slightly toothed.

The fruit is 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 centimeters) long, or longer, and shaped like an egg. It has a thick, firm rind (peel) that is preserved and candied for use in cakes, puddings, and candies. The rind also furnishes fragrant oils. The etrog, a variety of citron with small fruits, is grown for use in a Jewish ceremony called the Feast of the Tabernacles.

Scientific Classification. The citron belongs to the rue family, Rutaceae. Its scientific name is Citrus medica.

The pilgrimage festivals. In ancient times, Jews were expected to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem during three major festivals--Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot. Each festival is associated with the Jews' escape from Egypt and their journey to Canaan (now Israel).
~Above Information from The World Book Encyclopedia~

Easton's Bible Dictionary defines Tabernacle for us:

Tabernacle

(1.) A house or dwelling-place (Job 5:24; 18:6, etc.).
(2.) A portable shrine (comp. Acts 19:24) containing the image of Moloch (Amos 5:26; marg. and R.V., "Siccuth").
(3.) The human body (2 Cor. 5:1, 4); a tent, as opposed to a permanent dwelling.
(4.) The sacred tent (Heb. mishkan, "the dwelling-place"); the movable tent-temple which Moses erected for the service of God, according to the "pattern" which God himself showed to him on the mount (Ex. 25:9; Heb. 8:5). It is called "the tabernacle of the congregation," rather "of meeting", i.e., where God promised to meet with Israel (Ex. 29:42); the "tabernacle of the testimony" (Ex. 38:21; Num. 1:50), which does not, however, designate the whole structure, but only the enclosure which contained the "ark of the testimony" (Ex. 25:16, 22; Num. 9:15); the "tabernacle of witness" (Num. 17:8); the "house of the Lord" (Deut. 23:18); the "temple of the Lord" (Josh. 6:24); a "sanctuary" (Ex. 25:8).

TABERNACLE
Let's see what the encyclopedia says about the TABERNACLE

Tabernacle, also called the Tent of Meeting, was the center of worship of the Israelites during early Biblical times. According to the Book of Exodus, the Hebrews built the Tabernacle during their wanderings in the desert. Its purpose was to provide a symbolic dwelling place for God in the midst of the Israelite camp or settlement. Other places of worship are sometimes called tabernacles.

While on Mount Sinai, Moses received instructions for building the Tabernacle. The materials were provided by the free offerings of the people. The Tabernacle was dedicated on the first day of the second year after the Israelites fled from Egypt on their way to the Promised Land (modern Israel).

According to the Bible, the place of worship was 45 feet (14 meters) long and had a height and width of 15 feet (4.6 meters). Its framework of acacia wood was overlaid with fine gold. The ceiling was of white linen with figures of blue, purple, and scarlet angels woven into it. The structure was covered with a curtain of goat's hair and a layer of skins. A veil of linen divided the inside into the Holy of Holies and the Holy Place. The Holy of Holies contained the Ark of the Covenant, which held the Tables of the Law--the Ten Commandments.

The Ark was called the Ark of the Covenant because it was a symbol of the Jews' covenant (agreement) with God. Above the Ark was a cover of gold with a figure called a cherub at each end. In the Holy Place were the table of the shewbread (bread made without yeast), the altar of incense, and a candlestick, all made of gold.

The Tabernacle stood within a court, enclosed by rich curtains and brass pillars. It opened toward the east and faced the altar where the people brought their sacrifices to be offered by the priests. The court also contained a laver (basin), where the priests washed their hands and feet before entering the Holy Place.

The Tabernacle could be carried from place to place. The Bible reports that it was moved from the desert to Gilgal, then to Shiloh after the Israelites conquered Canaan. Later, it was moved to Jerusalem, where its relics were preserved in Solomon's Temple.
~Above Information from The World Book Encyclopedia~

Torrey's Topical Textbook
Feast of Tabernacles, The

To learn even more about The Feast of Tabernacles visit:
Smith's Bible Dictionary page about The Feast of Tabernacles
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology has a page about tha Feasts and Festivals of Israel
Easton's Bible Dictionary has a page about The Feast of Tabernacles & the Tabernacle
ChristianLibrary.org has a page about
The Feast of Tabernacles
Kids Infoplease.com's page about
Feast of Tabernacles
Tabernacles, Feast of (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net

There were 3 Bible verses with "Palm Branches" in them

We learned that branches of palm trees were carried in parades in synagogues.

I am also reminded about how Jesus rode into the city on a donkey and the believers put down the palm trees for him to ride over.

Jews still observe the holiday by making joyous parades in synagogues and carrying lulabs (palm branches), etrogs (citrons), and myrtle and willow branches.

Here are the verses:
"And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days."
~Leviticus 23:40~

"And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written."
~Nehemiah 8:15~

"Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord."
~John 12:13~

Nave's Topical Bible tells us about
PALM TREE

More Information about Palm Trees:
Easton's Bible Dictionary tells us about the Palm tree
Smith's Bible Dictionary has information on the Palm tree
Torrey's Topical Textbook tells us about Palm-tree, The
Nave's Topical Bible tells us about the Palm tree

More Information about Willow Trees:
Easton's Bible Dictionary tells us about the Willows
Smith's Bible Dictionary tells us about the Willows
Here is a great page about the
Willows from a Biblical perspective.

Webster's Dictionary defines "The Feast of Tabernacles" this way:
{
Feast of Tabernacles} (Jewish Antiq.), one of the three principal festivals of the Jews, lasting seven days, during which the people dwelt in booths formed of the boughs of trees, in commemoration of the habitation of their ancestors in similar dwellings during their pilgrimage in the wilderness.

WordNet says: Feast of Tabernacles n : a Jewish harvest festival [syn: {Succos}, {Sukkoth}, {Feast of Booths}, {Feast of Tabernacles}, {Tabernacles}]

Jewish Links for Children:
Sukkot from The Torah Tots Site

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This is just a beginning for you and your study about The Feast of Trumpets. Grab a notebook and your Bible Study Tools. Look up and read all the verses with trumpets in them. To consider the feasts of the Bible in regards to prophecy visit: Annie's Feasts of the Bible Page. Remember that this is one of the feasts that has not been fulfilled literally.

The time is so very short. Remember that we are to be found faithful and watching for the Lord's return. Seek the Lord while He may be found. Continue to pray and read the scriptures. God still speaks to us today. Listen for His still small voice.

"And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came
against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King,
the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles."
   ~Zech 14:16~

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