A shelter, made usually of poles fixed upright in the ground, and covered over with green boughs, Ge 33:17. The great feast of tabernacles, or booths, had its name from the circumstance that the Jews were directed by their law to dwell in booths during the seen days of this feast, Le 23:40-42; Ne 8:14.
a hut made of the branches of a tree. In such tabernacles Jacob sojourned for a season at a place named from this circumstance Succoth (Ge 33:17). Booths were erected also at the feast of Tabernacles (q.v.), Le 23:42-43, which commemorated the abode of the Israelites in the wilderness.
The Heb. sukk