I love learning more about the Jewish feasts and Holy days, and e-mom has done a stand up job of presenting a fascinating look at this feast, the Feast of Tabernacles.

For Christians this is the context of when Jesus declared “I am the light of the world” (Jn 8:12).

Two Ceremonies

Sukkot is last of the three OT annual pilgrimage feasts when all Jewish males were required to go to Jerusalem to “appear before the Lord” (Deut 16:16). During services, a lulav made up of “four species” of citron, willow, palm, and myrtle branches was waved in all four compass directions and up and down to symbolize that God’s presence is everywhere. Two important ceremonies were part of the last day of Sukkot.

1. The Jewish people marched around the Temple carrying torches and then they set them on the walls of the Temple, indicating that Messiah would be a light to the Gentiles (Is 49:6).

2. A priest carried water from the pool of Siloam to the Temple, symbolizing that when Messiah comes the whole earth will know God “as the waters cover the sea”
(Is 11:8-10).

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2 thoughts on “Sukkot”

  1. The thanks goes to you for writing such a good resource on the subject:)

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