Posts Tagged ‘Maccabees’

The Story of Chanukah

Under Syrian Rule More than 2000 years ago there was a time when the land of Israel was part of the Syrian-Greek Empire, dominated by Syrian rulers of the dynasty of the Seleucids. In order to relate the story that led up to Chanukah, we shall start with Antiochus III, the King of Syria, who reigned from 3538 to […]

Why Jesus celebrated Hanukkah

Exclusive: Joseph Farah explains why Christ’s followers should observe biblical festival Originally Posted By Joseph Farah On 12/06/2010 at WND “And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.” – John 10:22-23 Did you know Jesus, or Yeshua as He was known throughout […]

Hanukkah: More than a ‘Jewish holiday’

Exclusive: Joseph Farah explains why Christians should celebrate, as did Jesus Posted By Joseph Farah On WND (Originally posted on 12/10/2012) “And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.” – John 10:22-23 Did you know Jesus, or Yeshua as He was known […]

THE SECRET OF SOLOMON’S TEMPLE

THE ARK OF THE COVENANT INTRODUCTION In the following compilation, I will explain about the secret underground part of the great Temple Solomon built for Yahveh, and how it was used to hide the Ark of the Covenant when the Temple was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in about 586 BC. In 1 Kings 8:12-13 we read […]

The Customs and Traditions of the Festival of Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a minor festival, not one of the Feast days mentioned in the Torah.  The events surrounding the establishment of Hanukkah happened in the 2nd century BCE, well after the canon of Hebrew scripture was closed and therefore it is not mentioned in all of the Hebrew Bible. It is a kind of National […]

The Hasmonean Revolt

Hanukkah Menorah

The Feast of Dedication And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.—John 10:22 The struggle for freedom in the land of Israel has been a long and arduous one. A land no larger than the state of New Jersey has seen more battles than any other country in the […]