Where is the story of Hanukkah in the Bible?

Where is the story of Hanukkah in the Bible?

The story of Hanukkah does not appear in the Torah because the events that inspired the holiday occurred after it was written. It is, however, mentioned in the New Testament, in which Jesus attends a “Feast of Dedication.”

What is the Feast of Dedication in the Bible?

Hanukkah is called the Feast of Dedication because it celebrates the Maccabees’ victory over Greek oppression and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. A miraculous event occurred during the rededication of the Temple when God caused the eternal flame to burn for eight days on one day’s worth of oil.

What is the connection between Hanukkah and Christmas?

The proximity of the beginning of the Hanukkah festival on the 25th of Kislev (end of November/December) to Christmas led to the so-called “December Dilemma” for Jewish families living in societies that were largely Christian.

Which person wanted to go to Jerusalem and die with Jesus?

Jesus at Herod’s court refers to an episode in the New Testament which describes Jesus being sent to Herod Antipas in Jerusalem, prior to his crucifixion. This episode is described in the Gospel of Luke (23:7–15).

Did Christmas or Hanukkah come first?

Take the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Hanukkah originated nearly six centuries before Christmas as the celebration of a Hebrew military victory, the liberation of Jerusalem from its Macedonian-Greek occupiers.

Why did Jesus came on a donkey?

He was solemnly entering as a humble King of peace. Traditionally, entering the city on a donkey symbolizes arrival in peace, rather than as a war-waging king arriving on a horse.

Is the story of the menorah in the Bible?

The menorah is first mentioned in the biblical book of Exodus (25:31–40), according to which the design of the lamp was revealed to Moses by God on Mount Sinai.

Is the story of Hanukkah in the Bible?

The most detailed account of the story of Hanukkah is contained in the First and Second Books of Maccabees. However, these books are not included in the Hebrew Bible.

When do the Maccabees celebrate Hanukkah in the Bible?

Lucas van Leyden, Joshua, David, Judas Maccabees, 1515/1517, woodcut, Rosenwald Collection, 1943.3.5706 On Thursday night December 10, Jewish families the world over will begin to celebrate the festival of Hanukkah.

How did Hanukkah get its name in the Talmud?

The Talmud and the Miracle of Oil. By the early rabbinic period about a century later — at the time that the Mishnah (the first compilation of oral rabbinic law included in the Talmud) was redacted — the holiday had become known by the name of Hanukkah (“Dedication”).

Why did Jesus walk in the temple on Hanukkah?

Jesus gives no indication He was avoiding the day and its accompanying social and spiritual activities. If he had, He would have avoided the Temple. Commentators raise no questions about whether He was keeping the day; they conclude that His walking in the Temple was purposeful.

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