They found written in the law how the Lord had commanded through Moses that the sons of Israel should live in booths during the feast of the seventh month.
“Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘On the fifteenth of this seventh month is the Feast of Booths for seven days to the Lord.
Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built for himself a house and made booths for his livestock; therefore the place is named Succoth.
Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.
“ You shall celebrate the Feast of Booths seven days after you have gathered in from your threshing floor and your wine vat;
Then it will come about that any who are left of all the nations that went against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to celebrate the Feast of Booths.
Now the feast of the Jews, the Feast of Booths, was near.