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The word booth in the Bible refers to a hut made of the branches of trees. They are also called tabernacles.

In such tabernacles Jacob sojourned for a season at a place named from this circumstance Succoth (Genesis 33:17).

Booths were erected at the feast of Tabernacles, Leviticus 23:42-43, which commemorates the abode of the Israelites in the wilderness.

And they found it written in the Law that the Lord had commanded by Moses that the people of Israel should dwell in booths during the feast of the seventh month, and that they should proclaim it and publish it in all their towns and in Jerusalem,

“Go out to the hills and bring branches of olive, wild olive, myrtle, palm, and other leafy trees to make booths, as it is written.”

So the people went out and brought them and made booths for themselves, each on his roof, and in their courts and in the courts of the house of God, and in the square at the Water Gate and in the square at the Gate of Ephraim. And all the assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and lived in the booths, for from the days of Jeshua the son of Nun to that day the people of Israel had not done so. And there was very great rejoicing.

And day by day, from the first day to the last day, he read from the Book of the Law of God. They kept the feast seven days, and on the eighth day there was a solemn assembly, according to the rule. —Nehemiah 8:14-18 ESV

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Article Version: June 2, 2019