Christian In Israel

Succot and the Gentiles

Christians from many nations gather in Jerusalem each fall for the annual Feast of Tabernacles celebration.

Christians in Jerusalem for Tabernacles
Photo by: ICEJ
Along with Passover and Pentecost, the Feast of Tabernacles is one of three major pilgrimage feasts given by God to Israel around which the Jewish calendar pivots. Yet it is unique from the other two annual pilgrimage festivals in that Godfearing Gentiles were also invited to come up along with the Jewish people on this particular holiday to worship God in Jerusalem.

Though not expressly commanded in the Bible, the tradition of the nations taking part in the Feast of Tabernacles, or Succot, has clear scriptural footing as well as an intriguing prophetic angle. How this tradition developed and where it may one day lead the entire world are fascinating topics to consider.

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