Category Archives: Chanukah

Hebrew for Festival of Dedication, relating to the Temple and to Yeshua (Jesus)

Chanukah: Prophecy and memorial for conception of Messiah and declaration of His mission

JeffWhat does ‎Chanukah (Festival of Dedication) have to do with believers in ‎Yeshua (‎Jesus)? It’s in the ‎Bible, and Yeshua celebrated it. In doing so, He gave one of the most startling teachings about Himself (John 10:22-38). As well as a remembrance of the perils of giving up God’s words to fit in or save one’s neck, Chanukah is a memorial of the great miracle of the conception of the ‎Messiah — ‎Immanuel (God With Us) — through Miriam (Mary) (Luke 1; 1Chronicles 24; Haggai 2).

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Eight miraculous women of Chanukah

Daniel AgeeThe eight days of חֲנֻכָּה Chanukah (Festival of Dedication, John 10:22–39), historically parallel the eight days of Sukkot (Festival of Tabernacles). But there is a startling parallel to eight women in the Bible for whom having children would have been miraculous — including the mother of Yeshua — yet these women dedicated themselves to God’s mission to restore the Earth.

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