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Lessons from Sukkot in Biblical history

JeffThere are conjunctions in Israel’s history between the days of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles or Booths) and key events, from the Flood to the time of David and Solomon to Yeshua (Jesus) mission on Earth to the coming Day of the LORD. Rather than coincidences, these intersections teach us about God and His Messiah.

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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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Chanukah celebrates dedicated women

What do the following six important women in the Bible have in common? How did these women feel about their experiences?

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Luke 1: Miriam’s prayer on Chanukah

Many claim that the birthdate of Yeshua (Jesus) isn’t recorded in the Bible, but the historical references in Luke 1 and the prayer of Miriam (Mary) on the day the angel Gabriel announced the conception of Messiah in her carry the themes of dedication to God, the focus of Chanukah, the Festival of Dedication. Continue reading Luke 1: Miriam’s prayer on Chanukah

1st Samuel 2 — Hannah’s prophecy and the sins of Eli’s sons

Much of 1st Samuel 2 contains Hannah’s prayer of praise to God. Then we hear about high priest Eli’s wicked sons and how their actions made people despise following God’s instructions. A prophet comes to Eli and gives God’s message that his priestly line would end because he didn’t stop the behavior. Continue reading 1st Samuel 2 — Hannah’s prophecy and the sins of Eli’s sons