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Succoth (suk'koth), booths. 1. An ancient town on the journey of Jacob from Padan-aram. Genesis 33:17. Succoth lay between Peniel, near the ford of the torrent Jabbok and Shechem. Comp. Genesis 32:30; Genesis 33:18. In accordance with this is the mention of Succoth in the narrative of Gideon's pursuit of Zeba and Zalmunna. Judges 8:6-17. It was allotted to the tribe of Gad. Joshua 13:27. Succoth is named once again after this—in 1 Kings 7:46; 2 Chronicles 4:17—as marking the spot at which the brass founderies were placed for casting the metal work of the temple. 2. The first camping-place of the Israelites when they left Egypt. Exodus 12:37; Exodus 13:20; Numbers 33:5-6.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Succoth'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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