2 Chr 5:3

5:3 all the men of Israel. Like David, Solomon received widespread support from Israel (1 Chr. 11:1 note).

seventh month. This was Tishri, when the Feast of Booths was celebrated. Since the temple was completed in the eighth month of Solomon’s eleventh year (1 Kin. 6:38), the ark would have been brought in eleven months later.