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|NASB||Exodus 23:16 "Also you shall observe the Feast of the Harvest of the first fruits of your labors from what you sow in the field; also the Feast of the Ingathering at the end of the year when you gather in the fruit of your labors from the field.|
|Exodus 23:16 "Also [you shall observe] the Feast of Harvest (Weeks, Pentecost, or First Fruits), acknowledging the first fruits of your labor, of what you sow in the field. And [third] the Feast of Ingathering (Booths or Tabernacles) at the end of the year when you gather in [the fruit of] your labors from the field.|
|Bible Question: tell me about the feast of tabernacles|
Bible Answer: DSOMMERS1941,
Lv 23:34-36, 39-43
A harvest / first fruits / new year festival that is also reminiscent of the years spnet in tensts in the desert during the Exodus and living in booths in the fields during the harvest.
It also seems related to the bringing of the ark into Jerusalem
2 Sam 6
John 7:37 may be an allusion to the libation rite of Tabernacles ceremony at the Temple.
John 8:12 may have been spoken during the illumination of the Temple during the feast of Tabernacles.
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