We are told that Yaakov went to a place named Sukkot after meeting Eisav (Bereshit 33:17). The Torah mentions another time Sukkot as a place in Egypt as the Bnei Israel's first stop once they left Raamsess (Shemot 12:37 and Bamidbar 33:5).

Are these two places named Sukkot in the Torah the same?

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    Judging that the Succoth Jacob sojourns at is east of the Jordan River, I would assume that the two cities are not the same.
    – ezra
    Commented Dec 20, 2017 at 20:31
  • I like it, would you have a source please?
    – Eli83
    Commented Dec 20, 2017 at 20:36
  • Yehoshua 13:27 and Melachim I 7:46.
    – ezra
    Commented Dec 20, 2017 at 20:55
  • Ok, thank you. And what do you think about the Baal Haturim comment on this matter Shemot 12:37 : פרק יב, לז סכתה. ב' חסרים. מרעמסס סכתה. ויעקב נסע סכתה (בראשית לג, יז). לומר שבזכות יעקב יצאו ממצרים.
    – Eli83
    Commented Dec 21, 2017 at 14:48

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They cannot be the same city. The Sukkot where Bnei Yisrael camps on their way out of Egypt is described as being "at the edge of the desert" (Shemot 13:20). And we know that this Sukkot was west of the Yam Suf, because in the very next chapter they continue their exodus and cross the sea.

The Sukkot where Yaakov sojourned (Bereishit 33:17) is east of the Yarden (Yehoshua 13:27 and Melachim I 7:46). Therefore they cannot be the same city.

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