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1 Kings 8:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which [is] the seventh month.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— All the men of Israel assembled themselves to King Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And all the men of Israel assembled themselves to king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which [is] the seventh month.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And all the men of Israel assembled themselves to king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, that is, the seventh month.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So all the men of Israel came together unto King Solomon, in the month of steady flowings, at the festival,—the same is the seventh month.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and all the men of Israel are assembled unto king Solomon, in the month of Ethanim, in the festival—[is] the seventh month.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And all Israel assembled themselves to king Solomon, on the festival day, in the month of Ethanim, the same is the seventh month.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And all the men of Israel assembled themselues vnto king Solomon, at the feast, in the moneth Ethanim, which [is] the seuenth moneth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— in the month of Athanin.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And all the men of Yisrael assembled themselves unto king Shelomoh at the feast in the month Ethanim, which [is] the seventh month.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the men 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
of Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל 3478
{3478} Prime
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
assembled y6950
[6950] Standard
A primitive root; to convoke.
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
themselves x6950
(6950) Complement
A primitive root; to convoke.
unto x413
(0413) Complement
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
king 4428
{4428} Prime
From H4427; a king.
lm שְׁלֹמֹה 8010
{8010} Prime
From H7965; peaceful; Shelomoh, David's successor.
at the feast 2282
{2282} Prime
A festival, or a victim therefor.
in the month 3391
{3391} Prime
From an unused root of uncertain signification; a lunation, that is, month.
˱nm אֵתָנִים, 388
{0388} Prime
Plural of H0386; always with the article; the permanent brooks; Ethanim, the name of a month.
which x1931
(1931) Complement
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[is] the seventh 7637
{7637} Prime
Ordinal from H7657; seventh.
month. 2320
{2320} Prime
From H2318; the new moon; by implication a month.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Kings 8:2-6

_ _ at the feast in the month Ethanim — The public and formal inauguration of this national place of worship did not take place till eleven months after the completion of the edifice. The delay, most probably, originated in Solomon’s wish to choose the most fitting opportunity when there should be a general rendezvous of the people in Jerusalem (1 Kings 8:2); and that was not till the next year. That was a jubilee year, and he resolved on commencing the solemn ceremonial a few days before the feast of tabernacles, which was the most appropriate of all seasons. That annual festival had been instituted in commemoration of the Israelites dwelling in booths during their stay in the wilderness, as well as of the tabernacle, which was then erected, in which God promised to meet and dwell with His people, sanctifying it with His glory. As the tabernacle was to be superseded by the temple, there was admirable propriety in choosing the feast of tabernacles as the period for dedicating the new place of worship, and praying that the same distinguished privileges might be continued to it in the manifestation of the divine presence and glory. At the time appointed for the inauguration, the king issued orders for all the heads and representatives of the nation to repair to Jerusalem and take part in the august procession [1 Kings 8:1]. The lead was taken by the king and elders of the people, whose march must have been slow, as priests were stationed to offer an immense number of sacrifices at various points in the line of road through which the procession was to go. Then came the priests bearing the ark and the tabernacle — the old Mosaic tabernacle which was brought from Gibeon. Lastly, the Levites followed, carrying the vessels and ornaments belonging to the old, for lodgment in the new, house of the Lord. There was a slight deviation in this procedure from the order of march established in the wilderness (Numbers 3:31; Numbers 4:15); but the spirit of the arrangement was duly observed. The ark was deposited in the oracle; that is, the most holy place, under the wings of the cherubim — not the Mosaic cherubim, which were firmly attached to the ark (Exodus 37:7, Exodus 37:8), but those made by Solomon, which were far larger and more expanded.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 8:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Kings 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, 1 Kings 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Kings 8:2

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

(b) Containing part of September and part of October, in which they held three solemn feasts, (Numbers 29:1).

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at the feast:

Leviticus 23:34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month [shall be] the feast of tabernacles [for] seven days unto the LORD.
Numbers 29:12-40 And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: ... And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that the LORD commanded Moses.
Deuteronomy 16:13 Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine:
2 Chronicles 5:3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king in the feast which [was] in the seventh month.
2 Chronicles 7:8-10 Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt. ... And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the LORD had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.
Ezra 3:4 They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as [it is] written, and [offered] the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required;
Nehemiah 8:14-18 And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month: ... Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day [was] a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.
Zechariah 14:16-19 And it shall come to pass, [that] every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. ... This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
John 7:2 Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
John 7:37 In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
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Lv 23:34. Nu 29:12. Dt 16:13. 2Ch 5:3; 7:8. Ezr 3:4. Ne 8:14. Zc 14:16. Jn 7:2, 37.

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