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John 7:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of tabernacles, was at hand.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now the feast of the Jews, the Feast of Booths, was near.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Now the tabernacles, the feast of the Jews, was near.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But the feast of the Jews was near, that of the pitching of tents.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the feast of the Jews was nigh—that of tabernacles—
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now the Jews feast of tabernacles was at hand.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Now the Iewes feast of Tabernacles was at hand.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And the feast of tabernacles of the Jihudoyee drew nigh.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And the Jewish feast of tabernacles drew near.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Jews' 2453
{2453} Prime
From G2448 (in the sense of G2455 as a country); Judaean, that is, belonging to Jehudah.
feast 1859
{1859} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a festival.
of tabernacles 4634
{4634} Prime
From G4636 and G4078; the Festival of Tabernacles (so called from the custom of erecting booths for temporary homes).
was 2258
{2258} Prime
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
at hand. 1451
{1451} Prime
From a primary verb ἄγχω [[agcho]] (to squeeze or throttle; akin to the base of G0043); near (literally or figuratively, of place or time).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 7:1-2.

John 7:2

_ _ feast of tabernacles ... at hand — This was the last of the three annual festivals, celebrated on the fifteenth of the seventh month (September). (See Leviticus 23:33, etc.; Deuteronomy 16:13, etc.; Nehemiah 8:14-18).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 7:1-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 7:2

The feast of tabernacles — The time, manner, and reason of this feast may be seen, Leviticus 23:34, &c.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

John 7:2

Now the Jews' (a) feast of tabernacles was at hand.

(a) This feast was so called because of the booths and tents which they made out of different types of boughs, and sat under them seven days altogether; and during this entire time the feast went on.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Exodus 23:16-17 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, [which is] in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. ... Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.
Leviticus 23:34-43 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month [shall be] the feast of tabernacles [for] seven days unto the LORD. ... That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD your God.
Numbers 29:12-38 And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: ... And one goat [for] a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering.
Deuteronomy 16:13-16 Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine: ... Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:
1 Kings 8:2 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which [is] the seventh month.
1 Kings 8:65 And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven days and seven days, [even] fourteen days.
2 Chronicles 7:9-10 And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days. ... And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the LORD had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.
Ezra 3:4 They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as [it is] written, and [offered] the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required;
Nehemiah 8:14-18 And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month: ... Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day [was] a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.
Zechariah 14:16-19 And it shall come to pass, [that] every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. ... This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
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Ex 23:16. Lv 23:34. Nu 29:12. Dt 16:13. 1K 8:2, 65. 2Ch 7:9. Ezr 3:4. Ne 8:14. Zc 14:16.

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