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1 Kings 6:38

6:38 In the eleventh year, in the month Bul 1  (the eighth month) the temple was completed in accordance with all its specifications and blueprints. It took seven years to build. 2 

1 Kings 8:2

8:2 All the men of Israel assembled before King Solomon during the festival 3  in the month Ethanim 4  (the seventh month).

1 sn In the month Bul. This would be October-November 959 b.c. in modern reckoning.

2 tn Heb “he built it in seven years.”

3 sn The festival. This was the Feast of Tabernacles, see Lev 23:34.

4 sn The month Ethanim. This would be September-October in modern reckoning.

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