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Succoth

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(ssyooc' cohth) 1. A place name meaning, “booths.” A city east of the Jordan in the tribal territory of Gad. Jacob dwelt there upon his return to Canaan (Genesis 33:17 ). It was an important town during the time of Gideon. Its leaders were punished by Gideon for not helping him in a campaign against the Midianites (Judges 8:5-7 ,Judges 8:5-7,8:13-16 ). Near Succoth Hiram made vessels for Solomon's Temple (1 Kings 7:45-46 ). It is usually located at tell Deir Alla, but some excavation results have called this into question. 2. A place where the Israelites camped upon leaving Egypt (Exodus 12:37; Exodus 13:20; Numbers 33:5-6 ). It was near Pithom and is usually identified with tell el-Maskhutah or tell er-Retabah.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Succoth'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/s/succoth.html. 1991.

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