Why were 22,000 cattle and 120,000 sheep and goats sacrificed at the dedication of the temple?

The numbers of animals sacrificed in that just one instance, even if possibly over a couple weeks, is staggering.
Why would God require that many animals to be killed? How was this done?

1 Kings 8:63

LS1910 - 63 Salomon immola vingt-deux mille boeufs et cent vingt mille brebis pour le sacrifice d'actions de grâces qu'il offrit à l'Eternel. Ainsi le roi et tous les enfants d'Israël firent la dédicace de la maison de l'Eternel.

Clarify Share Report Asked November 30 2016 Mini Samuel Bourassa

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