The Feast of Tabernacles also follows the Day of Atonement – the day when the High Priest entered the Holy of Holies with the sin offering. Jesus was referred to as a lamb by John the Baptist, “the lamb who takes away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29)(). His blood sacrifice would be poured on the alter and the temple veil would tear and annual offerings would no longer be needed.
Another tradition was the lighting of the Temple lamps. Jesus states, “I am the light of the world; he that follow me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12). Morris states, “the demand for faith shows that it is not a question of physical illumination; Jesus is calling for faith in himself, and his use of “light” points to the illumination of life that he brings.()”
Christianity.About.com, http://christianity.about.com/od/biblefeastsandholidays/p/feastofbooths.htm (Accessed April 7, 2013)
Elmer Towns, The Gospel of John: Believe and Live (Chattanooga: AMG Publishers, 2002), 76.
 Holy Bible, John 7:37 (NIV)
 Holy Bible, John 8:12 (NIV)
 Leon Morris, Jesus Is the Christ: Studies in the Theology of John (Grand Rapids: William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1989),