1 Kings 8:63

Overview - 1 Kings 8
The feast of the dedication of the temple.
12 Solomon's blessing.
22 Solomon's prayer.
54 Solomon's blessing.
62 His sacrifice of peace offerings.
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1 Kings 8:63  (King James Version)
And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.

a sacrifice
Leviticus 3:1-17 ; 1 Chronicles 29:21 ; 2 Chronicles 15:11 ; 29:32-35 30:24 35:7-9
Ezra 6:16 Ezra 6:17 ; Ezekiel 45:17 ; Micah 6:7

two and twenty
We are not to suppose that all these victims were sacrificed in one day, or on one altar; for this was the whole amount of those that had been offered during the fourteen days which the feast of dedication and the feast of tabernacles lasted; and there appears to have been an altar erected in the middle of the court, which was set apart for that purpose, in consequence of the great altar of burnt offering being not sufficient for the multitude of sacrifices then offered.

Numbers 7:10 Numbers 7:11 Numbers 7:84-88 ; 2 Chronicles 2:4 ; 7:5 Ezra 6:16 Ezra 6:17 ; Nehemiah 12:27 ; John 10:22