1. A spot in the valley of the Jordan and near the Jabbok, where Jacob set up his tents on his return from Mesopotamia, Genesis 33:17. Joshua assigned the city subsequently built here to the tribe of Gad, Joshua 13:27. Gideon tore the flesh of the principal men of Succoth with thorn and briars, because they returned him a haughty answer when pursuing the Midianites, Judges 8:5. It seems to have lain on the east side of the Jordan; but may possibly have been on the west side, at the place now called Sakut. Compare 1 Kings 7:46; Psalms 60:6.
2. The first encampment of the Israelites, on their way out of Egypt, Exodus 12:37.
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'SUCCOTH'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".