FEAST OF TABERNACLES
\fˈiːst ɒv tˈabənəkə͡lz], \fˈiːst ɒv tˈabənəkəlz], \f_ˈiː_s_t ɒ_v t_ˈa_b_ə_n_ə_k_əl_z]\
Definitions of FEAST OF TABERNACLES
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- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
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The last of the three great annual festivals of the Israelites, which required the presence of all the people in Jerusalem. Its object was to commemorate the dwelling of the people in tents during their journeys in the wilderness; and it was also a feast of thanks giving for the harvest and vintage. It was celebrated in autumn, at the conclusion of the vintage, and lasted eight days, during which the people dwelt in booths made in the streets, in courts, or on the tops of their houses, of the leafy branches of certain trees. These booths were intended to represent the tents in which the Israelites dwelt in the wilderness.
By Daniel Lyons
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