There 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.
The 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.
What do the following six important women in the Bible have in common? How did these women feel about their experiences?
We see a pattern of preparation and deliverance throughout the Bible. The book of Judges is one example but the pattern is even more obvious in 1st Samuel. God prepares the people of Israel to move from leadership of judges and priests to the leadership of monarchy.
Many claim that the birthdate of Yeshua (Jesus) isn’t recorded in the Bible, but the historical references in Luke 1 and the prayer of Miriam (Mary) on the day the angel Gabriel announced the conception of Messiah in her carry the themes of dedication to God, the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
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
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