Since the bronze altar that Solomon had made(A) could not accommodate the burnt offering, the grain offering, and the fat of the fellowship offerings, Solomon first consecrated the middle of the courtyard(B) that was in front of the Lord’s temple and then offered the burnt offerings and the fat of the fellowship offerings there.(C)

So Solomon and all Israel with him—a very great assembly, from the entrance to Hamath[a] to the Brook of Egypt—observed the festival at that time for seven days. On the eighth day[b] they held a sacred assembly,(D) for the dedication of the altar lasted seven days and the festival seven days.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 7:8 Or from Lebo-hamath
  2. 2 Chronicles 7:9 = the day after the festival, or the 15th day