1. Exposition

How does the number of sacrifices here compare to the number at Solomon's dedication of the temple?

Ezra 6:17 (ESV)

17 They offered at the dedication of this house of God 100 bulls, 200 rams, 400 lambs, and as a sin offering for all Israel 12 male goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.

The number of animals sacrificed in dedication of temple is much smaller than with Solomon: 22,000 oxen compared with 100 bulls, 120,000 sheep compared to 200 rams and 400 male lambs (see 1 Kings 8:62–66).