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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Nehemiah 8

Verse 2

seventh month

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

Verse 17

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; Ezekiel 3:4 but that the people had not dwelt in booths since Joshua's days.

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Nehemiah 8". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.