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1. A spot in the valley of the Jordan and near the Jabbok, where Jacob set up his tents on his return from Mesopotamia, Genesis 33:17 . Joshua assigned the city subsequently built here to the tribe of Gad, Joshua 13:27 . Gideon tore the flesh of the principal men of Succoth with thorn and briars, because they returned him a haughty answer when pursuing the Midianites, Judges 8:5 . It seems to have lain on the east side of the Jordan; but may possibly have been on the west side, at the place now called Sakut. Compare 1 Kings 7:46; Psalm 60:6 .

2. The first encampment of the Israelites, on their way out of Egypt, Exodus 12:37 .

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These files are public domain and are a derivative of the topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Succoth'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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