Definition of Feast of Booths
1. Noun. A major Jewish festival beginning on the eve of the 15th of Tishri and commemorating the shelter of the Israelites during their 40 years in the wilderness.
Category relationships: Judaism
Generic synonyms: Church Festival, Religious Festival, Jewish Holy Day
Group relationships: Tishri
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Literary usage of Feast of Booths
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"13 as "the feast of booths" (EV "tabernacles," whence the current name of the feast), when " thou hast gathered in thy corn and wine" from the corn-floor ..."
2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"14 sqq. mention is Develop- made of a festival of the Priest Code ment of the (feast, of booths) of which it is ex- Codes, pressly said " since the days of ..."
3. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Amos and Hosea by William Rainey Harper (1905)
"(2) = Feast of booths (Lv. 23*^; cf. i K. I232 Dt. 3il°), the time of "ingathering" (cf. Ex. atf*). The significance of this feast lay in the fact that it ..."
4. The Composition of the Hexateuch: An Introduction with Select Lists of Words by Joseph Estlin Carpenter, George Harford (1902)
"That calendar also ordained the annual observance of the Feast of Booths for seven days without, however, fixing its date; the harvest festival arrived at ..."
5. The Book of the Twelve Prophets Commonly Called the Minor by George Adam Smith (1898)
"The Feast of Booths was specially one of thanksgiving for the harvest; that is why the neglect of it is punished by the withholding of ..."
6. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Deuteronomy by Samuel Rolles Driver (1902)
"The Feast of Booths.—In the other Codes, comp. (JE) Ex. 23™ 3422; (H) Lev. 233! ... The name "Feast of Booths" is adopted in Dt., as already known, ..."
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