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Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king in the feast which was in the seventh month.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

5:3 in the seventh month. Presumably this was the Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:33-43). This annual feast commemorated the wilderness wanderings, during which neither the people nor the tabernacle had a permanent home. Finally, both Israel and the temple were supposedly to be permanently settled in the promised land.

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