Sukkot, also known as Succoth or Sukkot, appears a number of times in the Bible. Notably, it is mentioned as a city east of the Jordan River, in the plain north of Jabbok and about one mile from it (Joshua 13:27). This is where Jacob, on his return from Padan-aram after his reconciliatory visit with Esau, built a house for himself and made sukkot (booths) for his cattle, (Genesis 33:17). The exact location of Sukkoth is unclear. Many scholars put it within the confines of Egypt. Some associate Succoth with Tell Deir Alla in Jordan but excavations have made the location questionable.