Succoth

Succoth (Suhk´uhth; Heb., “booths,” “tents,” or “temporary dwellings”)

1 A town in the Jordan Valley on the OT “Way of the Plain” (2Sam 18:23). Jacob returned from the east to Shechem by way of Succoth after his meeting with Esau (Gen 33:17). When Gideon was driving the Midianites out of Esdraelon, he asked the inhabitants of Succoth to give nourishment to his three hundred warriors and later punished them brutally for refusing to do so (Judg 8:5-16). See also (1Kgs 7:46; 2Chr 4:17; Ps 60:6; Ps 108:7). 2 The first stopping place on the exodus route (Exod 12:37; Num 33:5-6). The name may perhaps indicate a merely temporary encampment.

2Sam 18:23

23“Come what may,” he said, “I will run.” So he said to him, “Run.” Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the Plain, and outran the Cushite.

Gen 33:17

17But Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built himself a house, and made booths for his cattle; therefore the place is called Succoth.

Judg 8:5-16

5So he said to the people of Succoth, “Please give some loaves of bread to my followers, for they are exhausted, and I am pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings ... View more

1Kgs 7:46

46In the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarethan.

2Chr 4:17

17In the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah.

Ps 60:6

6God has promised in his sanctuary:
“With exultation I will divide up Shechem,
and portion out the Vale of Succoth.

Ps 108:7

7God has promised in his sanctuary:
“With exultation I will divide up Shechem,
and portion out the Vale of Succoth.

Exod 12:37

37The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children.

Num 33:5-6

5So the Israelites set out from Rameses, and camped at Succoth.6They set out from Succoth, and camped at Etham, which is on the edge of the wilderness.

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