90 – Benjamin’s Themes Related to the Feast of Tabernacles


Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles, as it is currently celebrated represents the events associated with the exodus from Egypt, although it was probably originally an agricultural celebration. Although it is not possible to know exactly which parts of this celebration were observed in Jerusalem during Lehi’s lifetime, there are several significant parallels between the fully developed celebration of Sukkot and King Benjamin’s speech and the events associated with it. These elements, shared by both Israelite and Nephite observances, include a pilgrimage to the temple, sitting in tents, reading the law, coronating a king, and renewing the covenant.