Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 7:2
- The feast of tabernacles (h skhnophgia).
- Only New Testament example of this word (skhnh, tent, phgnumi, to fasten as in Hebrews 8:2). Technical name of this feast (Deuteronomy 16:13; Leviticus 23:34,43). It began on the 15th of the month Tisri (end of September) and lasted seven days and finally eight days in post-exilic times (Nehemiah 8:18). It was one of the chief feasts of the Jews.