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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #05521 - סֻכָּה
1333) kx (סכ SK) AC: Cover CO: Booth AB: ?: The pictograph x is a picture of a thorn representing protection, the k is a picture of the palm of the hand representing a covering. Combined these mean "protective covering". The watcher over the crops, flock or herd, would construct a covering (booth) as a shelter from the sun, wind or rain. These coverings were often constructed on an elevated position, and from materials readily available such as bushes, thorns and small trees. (eng: shack - with the exchange of the s and sh)
V) kkx (סככ SKK) - Hedge: To surround with a wall of protection or covering. [df: KkV] KJV (23): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Pilpel, Participle) cover, covering, defense, defend, hedge, join, set, shut - Strongs: H5526 (שָׂכַךְ)
Nf1 ) ekfx (סוכה SWKH) - I. Booth:A dwelling place. II. Harpoon:As a barbed thorn. [df: hkV]III. Branch: Used for building a booth. [df: hkwV] KJV (34): tabernacle, booth, pavilion, cottage, covert, tent, branch - Strongs: H5521 (סֻכָּה), H7754 (שׂוֹכָה), H7905 (שֻׂכָּה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
סֻכָּה f. of the noun סֹךְ
(1) a booth, a cot, made of leaves and branches interwoven, Jonah 4:5; Job 27:18; Isaiah 4:6. חַג הַסֻּכּוֹת the feast of tabernacles, the feast of booths of branches, Leviticus 23:34; Deuteronomy 16:13.-It is once used contemptuously of a small ruined house, Amos 9:11 [it is difficult to see what idea of contempt is contained in the passage]; elsewhere used of tents made of curtains, Leviticus 23:43; 2 Samuel 11:11, 22:12 and poet. of the habitation of God, Psalms 18:12; Job 36:29.
(2) a booth for cattle, Genesis 33:17.
(3) the lair of a lion, Job 38:40.
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