Solomon’s temple Dedication

Solomon sacrificed a very large number of animals at his temple dedication. Those counts seem to point across the age. This report shows the math.

Background

During the dedication, Solomon sacraficed 22,000 cattle and 120,000 sheep.[1]

Curiously, Solomon does not give us the year of the dedication, only the month. This implies that this may not have happened "when it should" and we must pick a start date from the specific history of the temple itself. For our purposes here, the last year of the 20 year interval when the temple was being built was the 10000, and then only for one month in this year. We will presume that the dedication happened before it went into service in the year 10000, so we will use a start date of 10000/1/1.

The following query takes these animal counts and runs out the prophetic dates implied by this data.

Solomon’s Temple Dedication A
Epoch At Dedication
Fri10000-01-01 AA11 Sep -988 NS12 Nov 314 BAUC3647611 AAN
500-01-01 FE20 Sep -988 OS12 Nov 1067 BC1360454 JDN
Forward 22,000 cattle at 1/day[2]
Thu10060-04-11 AA5 Dec -928 NS3 Mai 241 BAUC3669611 AAN
560-04-11 FE14 Dec -928 OS3 Mai 994 BC1382454 JDN
Forward 120,000 sheep at 1/day[3]
Wed10389-04-11 AA24 Jun -599 NS25 Sep 138 AUC3789611 AAN
889-04-11 FE30 Jun -599 OS25 Sep 616 BC1502454 JDN
Forward Days(2550 years) = 930,240 days
Sat12939-04-11 AA22 May 1948 NS9 May 2701 AUC4719851 AAN
3439-04-11 FE9 May 1948 OS9 May 1948 AD2432694 JDN

The Northern kingdom left the promised land early, for our purposes here probably at the end of the 22,000 days. At that point the 2550 years out began, which would then be followed by the number of days in 390 years. The following charts this sequence across the same interval.

Solomon’s Temple Dedication B
Epoch At Dedication
Fri10000-01-01 AA11 Sep -988 NS12 Nov 314 BAUC3647611 AAN
500-01-01 FE20 Sep -988 OS12 Nov 1067 BC1360454 JDN
Forward 22,000 cattle at 1/day[4]
Thu10060-04-11 AA5 Dec -928 NS3 Mai 241 BAUC3669611 AAN
560-04-11 FE14 Dec -928 OS3 Mai 994 BC1382454 JDN
Forward Days(2550 years) = 930,240 days
Sun12610-04-11 AA3 Nov 1619 NS24 Oct 2372 AUC4599851 AAN
3110-04-11 FE24 Oct 1619 OS24 Oct 1619 AD2312694 JDN
Forward Days(390 years) at 1/day
Thu13000-03-11 AA2 Apr 2009 NS20 Mar 2762 AUC4742081 AAN
3500-03-11 FE20 Mar 2008 OS20 Mar 2009 AD2454924 JDN

The terminal date on this sequence is the 7X point of the account of Jehu killing off the kings with one dying at Megiddo.

This is probably telling us the date for the Northern Kingdom’s return to Palestine, just like the southern kingdom return date was also given in this sequence. It is also confirmed through the history of this period, on the day-for-a-year system.



1. F. Kings 8:63
2. F. Kings 8:63
3. F. Kings 8:63
4. F. Kings 8:63