1 Kings 8:2
New International Version
All the Israelites came together to King Solomon at the time of the festival in the month of Ethanim, the seventh month.

New Living Translation
So all the men of Israel assembled before King Solomon at the annual Festival of Shelters, which is held in early autumn in the month of Ethanim.

English Standard Version
And all the men of Israel assembled to King Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

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

New American Standard Bible
All the men of Israel assembled themselves to King Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

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

Christian Standard Bible
So all the men of Israel were assembled in the presence of King Solomon in the month of Ethanim, which is the seventh month, at the festival.

Good News Translation
They all assembled during the Festival of Shelters in the seventh month, in the month of Ethanim.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So all the men of Israel were assembled in the presence of King Solomon in the seventh month, the month of Ethanim, at the festival.

International Standard Version
So all the men gathered together to meet with King Solomon at the Festival of Tents in the month Ethanim, the seventh month.

NET Bible
All the men of Israel assembled before King Solomon during the festival in the month Ethanim (the seventh month).

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the people of Israel gathered around King Solomon at the Festival [of Booths] in the month of Ethanim, the seventh month.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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 1977
And all the men of Israel assembled themselves to King Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto King Solomon in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month, on the solemn day.

King James 2000 Bible
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
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
And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
in the month of Athanin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all Israel assembled themselves to king Solomon on the festival day in the month of Ethanim, the same is the seventh month.

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the men of Israel assembled themselves to 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.

Young's Literal Translation
and all the men of Israel are assembled unto king Solomon, in the month of Ethanim, in the festival -- is the seventh month.
Study Bible
The Ark Enters the Temple
1At that time Solomon assembled before him in Jerusalem the elders of Israel—all the tribal heads and family leaders of the Israelites—to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from Zion, the City of David. 2And all the men of Israel came together to King Solomon at the feast in the seventh month, the month of Ethanim. 3When all the elders of Israel had arrived, the priests took up the ark,…
Cross References
Leviticus 23:34
"Speak to the Israelites and say, 'On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the Feast of Tabernacles to the LORD begins, and it continues for seven days.

1 Kings 8:65
So at that time Solomon and all Israel with him--a great assembly of people from Lebo-hamath to the Brook of Egypt--observed the feast before the LORD our God for seven days and seven more days--fourteen days in all.

1 Kings 12:32
And Jeroboam ordained a festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the festival that was in Judah, and he offered sacrifices on the altar; he made this offering in Bethel to sacrifice to the calves he had set up, and he installed priests in Bethel for the high places he had set up.

2 Chronicles 5:3
So all the men of Israel came together to the king at the feast in the seventh month.

2 Chronicles 7:8
So at that time Solomon and all Israel with him--a very great assembly of people from Lebo-hamath to the Brook of Egypt--observed the feast for seven days.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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
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:

Deuteronomy 16:13
Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine:







Lexicon
And all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the men
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

came together
וַיִּקָּ֨הֲל֜וּ (way·yiq·qā·hă·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6950: To gather as an assembly or congregation

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

King
הַמֶּ֤לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

Solomon
שְׁלֹמֹה֙ (šə·lō·mōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

at the feast
בֶּחָ֑ג (be·ḥāḡ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2282: A festival gathering, feast, pilgrim feast

in the seventh
הַשְּׁבִיעִֽי׃ (haš·šə·ḇî·‘î)
Article | Number - ordinal masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7637: Seventh (an ordinal number)

month,
הַחֹ֥דֶשׁ (ha·ḥō·ḏeš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2320: The new moon, a month

the month
בְּיֶ֥רַח (bə·ye·raḥ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3391: A lunation, month

of Ethanim.
הָאֵֽתָנִ֖ים (hā·’ê·ṯā·nîm)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 388: (month of) 'steady flowings', the seventh month in the Jewish calendar
(2) The month Ethanim (called after the Captivity Tisri), corresponded with the end of September and beginning of October. The name is supposed (by Thenius) to be properly, as in the LXX., Athanim, and to signify the "month of gifts," so called as bringing with it the gathering in of the vintage, and of the last of the crops. According to the Chaldee Targum, it was in old times the beginning of the civil, as Abib of the ecclesiastical year. The feast in this month was the Feast of Tabernacles--of all feasts of the year the most joyful--marking the gathering in of all the fruits of the land, commemorating the dwelling in tabernacles in the wilderness, and thanking God for settlement and blessing in the land (Leviticus 23:33-44). It was, perhaps, the time when the Israelites could best be absent from their lands for a prolonged festival; but there was also a peculiar appropriateness in thus giving it a higher consecration, by celebrating on it the transference of the ark from the movable tabernacle to a fixed and splendid habitation. In this instance the festival was doubled in duration, from seven to fourteen days. (See 1Kings 8:65.)

Verse 2. - And all the men of Israel [not all the heads of the tribes just mentioned (ver. 1), as Keil, but all who came to the feast, as every male Israelite was under obligation to do (Deuteronomy 16:16) ] assembled themselves unto King Solomon at the feast [the Heb. word הֶחָג (with the art.) always means the feast of tabernacles. The same word is used of the feast of passover (Exodus 23:15) and pentecost (ib. ver. 16), but "the feast" here can only mean that of tabernacles. As the "feast of ingathering" (Exodus 23:16), as commemorating the deliverance from Egypt (Leviticus 23:43), and as peculiarly a social festival (ib. vers. 40-42; Numbers 29:12 sqq.), it was the most joyous as well as the greatest (?Jos., Ant. 8:04. 1) gathering of the year. (Compare the Jewish saying of a later date: "He who has never seen the rejoicing at the pouring out of the water of Siloam, has never seen rejoicing in his life.") It was doubtless for this reason that tabernacles was selected for the dedication. A special feast of dedication, however, was held for seven days before the feast of tabernacles proper commenced (see on ver. 65). It did not displace that great feast, however (Stanley), but simply preceded it. It is worthy of notice that Jeroboam selected the same feast (1 Kings 12:32) for the inauguration of his new cultus. The idea of Josephus, that the feast of tabernacles "happened to coincide with the dedication" hardly seems probable] in the month Ethanim [variously interpreted to mean gifts, i.e., fruits (Thenius), flowing streams (Gesenius) - it falls about the time of the early rains - and equinox (Bottcher) ], which is the seventh month. [This is added because the month was subsequently known as Tisri (see on 1 Kings 6:1), or to show that "the feast" was the feast of tabernacles.] 8:1-11 The bringing in the ark, is the end which must crown the work: this was done with great solemnity. The ark was fixed in the place appointed for its rest in the inner part of the house, whence they expected God to speak to them, even in the most holy place. The staves of the ark were drawn out, so as to direct the high priest to the mercy-seat over the ark, when he went in, once a year, to sprinkle the blood there; so that they continued of use, though there was no longer occasion to carry it by them. The glory of God appearing in a cloud may signify, 1. The darkness of that dispensation, in comparison with the light of the gospel, by which, with open face, we behold, as in a glass, the glory of the Lord. 2. The darkness of our present state, in comparison with the sight of God, which will be the happiness of heaven, where the Divine glory is unveiled.
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