Update For 2016: The Feast of Tabernacles starts this year sundown, October 16th and ends sundown, October 24th. 

Have you heard that many Biblical scholars have determined that Jesus was born in the Fall, most likely during the Feast of Tabernacles? I know that is a shock for many people, but it makes so much sense once you understand the holiday.

Historically, the Feast of Tabernacles is a time to remember the Israelites time in the wilderness, a time when they lived in tents and God’s Spirit was right there with them – in the Tabernacle. God asks His people each year to celebrate this time in remembrance of what He has done for them, how He was with them, and how He delivered them.

When Jesus came to earth, He came to be a resting place for us and a spiritual Tabernacle. He is our protection and shelter. Looking forward (prophetically), when Christ returns, He will Tabernacle (or live) with us forever.

How Our Community Celebrated The Feast Of Tabernacles In The Past

The week is a time of celebration, joy, rejoicing and fellowship.

We had a brunch the first morning. We were encouraged to have our sukkah (tabernacle) built before that morning, and then invite people all week long to join us and feast with us.

For the final celebration, we had a dinner, in a large tent at a winery, with all of our community and friends and family that wanted to attend with us. One year, we celebrated at a winery and I remember how beautiful it all was and how the full, harvest moon was dramatically displaying itself that evening.

We will celebrate similarly this year, just the locations are different 😉

Learn More About The Biblical Holidays

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If you want to learn more about the holiday, either to celebrate it or just as an academic exercise, I recommend – A Family Guide To the Biblical Holidays. It includes recipes, stories, printables and much more.

Here are my posts on the other Biblical Holidays

Here are some other ladies that blog about the Biblical Holidays.

The Ladies at Radical Femininity
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Kathryn at Depths of Imagination

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