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1 Kings 8:2

    1 Kings 8:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And all the men of Israel assembled themselves to king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And all the men of Israel came together to King Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, the seventh month.

    Webster's Revision

    And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

    World English Bible

    All the men of Israel assembled themselves to king Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 8:2

    At the feast in the month Ethanim - The feast of tabernacles, which was celebrated in the seventh month of what is called the ecclesiastical gear.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 8:2

    The feast in the month Ethanim - i. e. the Feast of Tabernacles, or the Feast of Ingathering, the commemoration of the dwelling in booths at the time of the Exodus (margin reference), and the festival of thanksgiving on account of the completion of harvest Exodus 23:16; Leviticus 23:39; Deuteronomy 16:13. It was one of the three on which the people were required to "appear before the Lord."

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 8:2

    8:2 All Israel - Not only the chief men, but a vast number of the common people. The feast - The feast of the dedication, to which Solomon had invited them. Seventh month - Which time he chose with respect to his peoples convenience, because now they had gathered in all their fruits, and were come up to Jerusalem, to celebrate the feast of tabernacles. But the temple was not finished till the eighth month, chap.6:38, how then could he invite them in the seventh month? This was the seventh month of the next year. For although the house in all its parts was finished the year before, yet the utensils of it were not then fully finished: and many preparations were to be made for this great and extraordinary occasion.