A temporary shelter constructed for cattle (Genesis 33:17) and people (Jonah 4:5), especially for soldiers on the battlefield (2 Samuel 11:11;
1 Kings 20:12,1 Kings 20:16). Israel after an invasion is compared to a deserted booth in a vineyard (Isaiah 1:8). The booth is also used as a symbol of that which is flimsy and impermanent (Job 27:18). The booths used at the Feast of Booths were made of twigs woven together (Leviticus 23:40-43;
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'BOOTH'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".