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Reformation Study Bible – Deut 16:13–17
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Deut 16:13–17

16:13–17 The “Feast of Booths” (v. 13) is so called, because for a week they were to gather at the sanctuary and live in temporary structures. It begins on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month (modern September-October), at the end of the agricultural season after the grain was threshed and the grapes harvested. Naturally, the tithe of the harvest was to be brought at this feast, which was also to memorialize Israel’s pilgrim experience in leaving Egypt (Lev. 23:43). In addition, this feast was to be a time of reading the law (31:10–13; Neh. 8).