1 Kings 8:2
8:2 All the men of Israel assembled before King Solomon during the festival 1 in the month Ethanim 2 (the seventh month).
1 Kings 8:65
8:65 At that time Solomon and all Israel with him celebrated a festival before the Lord our God for two entire weeks. This great assembly included people from all over the land, from Lebo Hamath in the north to the Brook of Egypt 3 in the south. 4
1 sn The festival. This was the Feast of Tabernacles, see Lev 23:34.
2 sn The month Ethanim. This would be September-October in modern reckoning.
3 tn Or “the Wadi of Egypt” (NAB, NIV, NRSV); CEV “the Egyptian Gorge.”
4 tn Heb “Solomon held at that time the festival, and all Israel was with him, a great assembly from Lebo Hamath to the Brook of Egypt, before the Lord our God for seven days and seven days, fourteen days.”