Succoth
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Succoth

tents; tabernacles

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Succoth

(booths).

  1. An ancient town, first heard of in the account of the homeward journey of Jacob from Padan-aram. (Genesis 35:17) The name is derived from the fact of Jacob's having there put up "booths" (succoth) for his cattle as well as a house for himself. From the itinerary of Jacob's return it seems that Succoth lay between Peniel, near the ford of the torrent Jabbok and Shechem. Comp. (Genesis 32:30) and Genesis33:18 In accordance with this is the mention of Succoth in the narrative of Gideon's pursuit of Zebah and Zalluunna. (Judges 5:5-17) It would appear from this passage that it lay east of the Jordan, which is corroborated by the fact that 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. (Dr. Merrill identifies it with a site called Tell Darala , one mile north of the Jabbok. --ED.)
  2. The first camping-place of the Israelites when they left Egypt. (Exodus 12:37; 13:20; Numbers 33:5,6) This place was apparently reached at the close of the first days march. Rameses, the starting-place, was probably near the western end of the Wadi-t-Tumeylat . The distance traversed in each day's journey was about fifteen miles.
ATS Bible Dictionary
Succoth

Booths,

1. A spot in the valley of the Jordan and near the Jabbok, where Jacob set up his tents on his return from Mesopotamia, Genesis 33:17. Joshua assigned the city subsequently built here to the tribe of Gad, Joshua 13:27. Gideon tore the flesh of the principal men of Succoth with thorn and briars, because they returned him a haughty answer when pursuing the Midianites, Jud 8:5. It seems to have lain on the east side of the Jordan; but may possibly have been on the west side, at the place now called Sakut. Compare 1 Kings 7:46; Psalm 60:6.

2. The first encampment of the Israelites, on their way out of Egypt, Exodus 12:37.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Booths.

(1.) The first encampment of the Israelites after leaving Ramesses (Exodus 12:37); the civil name of Pithom (q.v.).

(2.) A city on the east of Jordan, identified with Tell Dar'ala, a high mound, a mass of debris, in the plain north of Jabbok and about one mile from it (Joshua 13:27). Here Jacob (Genesis 32:17, 30; 33:17), on his return from Padan-aram after his interview with Esau, built a house for himself and made booths for his cattle. The princes of this city churlishly refused to afford help to Gideon and his 300 men when "faint yet pursuing" they followed one of the bands of the fugitive Midianites after the great victory at Gilboa. After overtaking and routing this band at Karkor, Gideon on his return visited the rulers of the city with severe punishment. "He took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth" (Judges 8:13-16). At this place were erected the foundries for casting the metal-work for the temple (1 Kings 7:46).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SUCCOTH (1)

suk'-oth, suk'-oth (cukkoth, "booths"; Skenai, Sokchoth, etc.): After parting with Esau, Jacob journeyed to Succoth, a name which he gave to the place from the "booths" which he erected to shelter his cattle (Genesis 33:17). It was in the territory of Gad, and is mentioned with Beth-nimrah (Joshua 13:27). In his pursuit of Zeba and Zalmunnah, Gideon seems to have retraced the path followed by Jacob, passing Succoth before Penuel (Judges 8:5). Their churlishness on that occasion brought dire punishment upon the men of Succoth. Gideon on his return "taught them" with thorns and briers (Judges 8:16). In the soil of the valley between Succoth and Zarethan, which was suitable for the purpose, the brass castings of the furniture for Solomon's Temple were made (1 Kings 7:46 2 Chronicles 4:17). Jerome (on Genesis 33:17) says that in his day it was a city beyond Jordan in the district of Scythopolis. From the above data it is clear that Succoth lay on the East of the Jordan and North of the Jabbok. From Psalm 60:6; Psalm 108:7, we may infer that it was close to the Jordan valley, part of which was apparently known by its name. Neubauer (Geog. du Talmud, 248) gives the Talmudic name as Tar`ala. Merrill (East of the Jordan, 386) and others compare this with Tell Deir `Alla, the name of an artificial mound about a mile North of the Jabbok, on the edge of the valley, fully 4 miles East of the Jordan. There is a place called Sakut West of the Jordan, about 10 miles South of Beisan. This has been proposed by some; but it is evident that Succoth lay East of the river. No trace of the name has been found here.

W. Ewing

SUCCOTH (2)

(cukkoth; Sokchoth (Exodus 12:37; Exodus 13:20 Numbers 33:5)): The first station of the Hebrews on leaving Rameses (see EXODUS). The word means "booths." The distance from ETHAM (which see) suggests that the site may have lain in the lower part of Wady Tumeilat, but the exact position is unknown. This region seems possibly to have been called T-K-u by the Egyptians (see PITHOM). Brugsch and other scholars suppose this term to have been changed to Succoth by the Old Testament writer, but this is very doubtful, Succoth being a common Hebrew word, while T-K-u is Egyptian The Hebrew "c" does not appear ever to be rendered by "t" in Egyptian. The capital of the Sethroitic nome was called T-K-t (Pierret, Vocab. hieroglyph., 697), and this word means "bread." If the region of T-K-u was near this town, it would seem to have lain on the shore road from Edom to Zoan, in which case it could not be the Succoth of the Exodus.

C. R. Conder

Strong's Hebrew
5523. Sukkoth -- a city East of the Jordan, also a place in Egypt
... a city East of the Jordan, also a place in Egypt. Transliteration: Sukkoth or Sukkoth
Phonetic Spelling: (sook-kohth') Short Definition: Succoth. ... Succoth. ...
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5524. Sukkoth Benoth -- "booths of daughters," an Assyr.-Bab. god
... god. Transliteration: Sukkoth Benoth Phonetic Spelling: (sook-kohth' ben-ohth')
Short Definition: Succoth-benoth. ... god NASB Word Usage Succoth-benoth (1). ...
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Library

Gideon's Brave Band
... And he said to the men of Succoth, "Give, I beg of you, loaves of bread to the people
who follow me, for they are faint and I am pursuing after Zebah and ...
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Chapter xxxiii
... 17. Jacob started out for Succoth and built himself a house, and for the cattle
he made booths (succoth); therefore the name of the place was called Succoth. ...
/.../leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxiii.htm

The Escape from Egypt
... The Israelites went on foot from Rameses to Succoth; and a mixed multitude
went with them, and they had a great many flocks and herds. ...
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Exodus.
... was. (Rameses. II, the Pharaoh of the oppression and Merenpth II, the Pharaoh
of the Exodus.) and has discovered Succoth. It has ...
/.../gerberding/the way of salvation in the lutheran church/chapter ii exodus.htm

The Exodus
... "They journeyed," it is said, "from Rameses to Succoth." Rameses was where
they were employed in building a city for the king. They ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 2 1856/the exodus.htm

David the Shepherd Youth.
... Stopping at the village of Succoth, they chose a secure place, and put up their
black tents among the thick bushes, camping about ten miles from the round hill ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/david the shepherd youth.htm

Mongrel Religion
... "Ah," said the Babylonian, "I listen respectfully to what you have to say of this
God, of the land; but Succoth-benoth for me; when I go home I shall offer ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 27 1881/mongrel religion.htm

Divided Worship
... 'The men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth' (probably a deity, though the name may ... If
the Lord be God, follow Him' If Baal or Succoth-benoth, then follow him. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/divided worship.htm

Was Moses "A Literary Fiction"?
... And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred
thousand on foot that were men, besides children" Exodus 12:21, 35, 37. ...
/.../iii was moses a literary.htm

Jesus Healeth a Lunatic
... outskirts of a village in Northern Palestine, with its sordid, untidy, mud-built
houses, on the roofs of which are seen the reed booths or Succoth, occupied by ...
/.../newton/the life of jesus christ for the young/jesus healeth a lunatic.htm

Thesaurus
Succoth (18 Occurrences)
... "He took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with
them he taught the men of Succoth" (Judges 8:13-16). ...SUCCOTH (1). ...
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Succoth-benoth (1 Occurrence)
Succoth-benoth. Succothbenoth, Succoth-benoth. Suc'coth-be'noth . Easton's
Bible Dictionary ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SUCCOTH-BENOTH. ...
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Succothbenoth (1 Occurrence)
... the colonists in Samaria (2 Kings 17:30). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
SUCCOTH-BENOTH. suk'-oth, suk'-oth-be'-noth, be'-noth ...
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Pithom (1 Occurrence)
... without straw. Succoth (Exodus 12:37) is supposed by some to be the secular
name of this city, Pithom being its sacred name. This ...
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Zalmunna (9 Occurrences)
... 8:18 f), and, stirred by this, Gideon went in hot pursuit with 300 men (Judges
8:4). He requested provisions for his men from the people of Succoth and Penuel ...
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Zebah (9 Occurrences)
... 8:18 f), and, stirred by this, Gideon went in hot pursuit with 300 men (Judges
8:4). He requested provisions for his men from the people of Succoth and Penuel ...
/z/zebah.htm - 13k

Exodus (2 Occurrences)
... place. From Rameses they journeyed to Succoth (Exodus 12:37), identified
with Tel-el-Maskhuta, about 12 miles west of Ismailia. ...
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Zalmun'na (8 Occurrences)
... Judges 8:5 So he said to the men of Succoth, "Pray, give loaves of bread to the
people who follow me; for they are faint, and I am pursuing after Zebah and ...
/z/zalmun'na.htm - 8k

Zarethan (4 Occurrences)
... is said to be at "the ford of Adamah," according to the reading of some, but according
to the Massoretic text, "in the clay around between Succoth and Zarethan ...
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Etham (4 Occurrences)
... cross (see EXODUS). This camp was probably near the North end of the Bitter
Lakes, a march from Succoth. Brugsch (Hist. Egypt, II ...
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Concordance
Succoth (18 Occurrences)

Genesis 33:17
Jacob traveled to Succoth, built himself a house, and made shelters for his livestock. Therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 12:37
The children of Israel traveled from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot who were men, besides children.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 13:20
They took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 33:5
The children of Israel traveled from Rameses, and encamped in Succoth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 33:6
They traveled from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 13:27
and in the valley, Beth Haram, Beth Nimrah, Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, the Jordan's bank, to the uttermost part of the sea of Chinnereth beyond the Jordan eastward.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 8:5
He said to the men of Succoth, "Please give loaves of bread to the people who follow me; for they are faint, and I am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 8:6
The princes of Succoth said, "Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna now in your hand, that we should give bread to your army?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 8:8
He went up there to Penuel, and spoke to them in like manner; and the men of Penuel answered him as the men of Succoth had answered.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 8:14
He caught a young man of the men of Succoth, and inquired of him: and he described for him the princes of Succoth, and its elders, seventy-seven men.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 8:15
He came to the men of Succoth, and said, "See Zebah and Zalmunna, concerning whom you taunted me, saying,'Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna now in your hand, that we should give bread to your men who are weary?'"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 8:16
He took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 7:46
In the plain of the Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarethan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 17:30
The men of Babylon made Succoth Benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 4:17
In the plain of the Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 60:6
God has spoken from his sanctuary: "I will triumph. I will divide Shechem, and measure out the valley of Succoth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 108:7
God has spoken from his sanctuary: "In triumph, I will divide Shechem, and measure out the valley of Succoth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 5:26
And ye bare Succoth your king, and Chiun your images, The star of your god, that ye made for yourselves.
(YLT)

Subtopics

Patriotism: Lacking in The Inhabitants of Succoth and Penuel

Succoth

Succoth Bennoth

Succoth: A City Which Was Located Probably East of the Jordan River: Allotted to the Tribe of Gad

Succoth: A City Which Was Located Probably East of the Jordan River: Jacob Builds a House In

Succoth: A City Which Was Located Probably East of the Jordan River: Located Near the Jordan River

Succoth: A City Which Was Located Probably East of the Jordan River: People of, Punished by Gideon

Succoth: The First Camping Place of the Israelites After Leaving the City of Rameses

Related Terms

Succoth-benoth (1 Occurrence)

Succothbenoth (1 Occurrence)

Pithom (1 Occurrence)

Zalmunna (9 Occurrences)

Zebah (9 Occurrences)

Exodus (2 Occurrences)

Zalmun'na (8 Occurrences)

Zarethan (4 Occurrences)

Etham (4 Occurrences)

Traveled (104 Occurrences)

Camped (100 Occurrences)

Encamped (115 Occurrences)

Journeyed (111 Occurrences)

Extremity (46 Occurrences)

Clay (50 Occurrences)

Gideon (45 Occurrences)

Encamp (108 Occurrences)

Zarthan (1 Occurrence)

Zaretan (3 Occurrences)

List (17 Occurrences)

Liquid (15 Occurrences)

Weariness (44 Occurrences)

Wearied (36 Occurrences)

Troops (92 Occurrences)

Ram'eses (4 Occurrences)

Exultation (10 Occurrences)

Describeth (3 Occurrences)

Described (16 Occurrences)

Molds (4 Occurrences)

Mete (7 Occurrences)

Penuel (7 Occurrences)

Parcel (10 Occurrences)

Buildeth (73 Occurrences)

Booths (24 Occurrences)

Clay-ground (2 Occurrences)

Captureth (24 Occurrences)

Apportion (19 Occurrences)

Abel-meholah (3 Occurrences)

Asketh (40 Occurrences)

Abelmeholah (3 Occurrences)

Seventeen (12 Occurrences)

Suc'coth-be'noth (1 Occurrence)

Shelters (9 Occurrences)

Seventy-seven (4 Occurrences)

Exult (50 Occurrences)

Livestock (124 Occurrences)

Pitched (101 Occurrences)

Weary (77 Occurrences)

Tents (284 Occurrences)

Lowland (34 Occurrences)

Faint (76 Occurrences)

Rameses (5 Occurrences)

Officials (229 Occurrences)

Circuit (27 Occurrences)

Threescore (87 Occurrences)

Inquired (74 Occurrences)

Princes (324 Occurrences)

Soil (59 Occurrences)

Questioned (57 Occurrences)

Succorer (1 Occurrence)

Wrote (74 Occurrences)

Youth (169 Occurrences)

Questions (76 Occurrences)

Captured (143 Occurrences)

Caught (110 Occurrences)

Built (299 Occurrences)

Metal (69 Occurrences)

Vale (20 Occurrences)

Triumph (52 Occurrences)

Edge (150 Occurrences)

Chiefs (227 Occurrences)

Removed (294 Occurrences)

Thick (129 Occurrences)

Divide (71 Occurrences)

Prisoner (87 Occurrences)

Jacob (361 Occurrences)

Zaphon (4 Occurrences)

Zer'edah (2 Occurrences)

Zeredah (4 Occurrences)

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