A FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

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Tonight at sundown all around the world will begin the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS.  Is it lighting the Christmas Tree?  Is it lighting up the decorations on the lamp poles of the city?  No, it is the first of the 8 day celebration of the centuries old holiday of Hanukkah.Edward Bachman Kingwood Homes for sale

In short, this day is in remembrance of the re-dedication of the temple in Jerusalem after it was destroyed by the madman Antiochus Epiphanies (his name means the visible god who lives among you).  Antiochus waged a full scale war against the Jews who refused to deny their god and bow to another.  A short war broke out against Antiochus and after 3 years of guerrilla warfare, the Jews were able to once again secure the destroyed temple and remove the idols from the Holy of Holies where pigs were sacrificed and human lives were lost.

Biblical dedication takes 8 days and it takes 8 days to make the purified oil that lit the lamps in the temple.  When the Jews secured the temple, only one vial of oil was found...enough for one day.  Legend is that this one vial of oil lasted 8 days, thus the miracle of lights.

We know that Jesus himself celebrated this feast, even though it is not one of the 7 named Feasts of God.  In the gospel of John 10:22, we see that Jesus walked through the temple courts on the FEAST of DEDICATION.  It was here that he made many declarations as to who he was.

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This is an interesting event to study as it is replete with parallelisms of our Christian faith today.

In either event, to those who celebrate this important and wonderful event.....HAPPY HANUKKAH!!!

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Rainmaker
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Edward, What a nice post sharing the story of the Festival of Lights.  Thanks

Dec 11, 2009 04:50 AM #1
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Ron / Alexandra....TY....it is a GREAT historical event for sure!

Dec 11, 2009 05:03 AM #2
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Alexander Harb
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GREAT post, sister and nicely documented........

I wish I could feature this, but alas I have made the rule of not putting any special day above another, so we do not have problems in the group....

Christmas, Easter and other religious holidays are included in this mix, so none of them are exalted above any others....

I did feature some Thanksgiving posts, but the holiday traditionally is not religious in nature.

It IS true that it used to be, but not anymore.

Dec 12, 2009 05:31 AM #3
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Edward Bachman
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Alex, TY!  I did not intend to place anything above another...just a point of info and a reminder.  I suppose for each of us that the holidays are what we make them PC or not.

Hoping your holdiays are all blessed no matter how they are observed.

Dec 13, 2009 01:01 AM #4
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Thanks Edward for a wonderful post, God is above all others, I would be ashamed to choose to not put him before all others.

Jan 08, 2010 01:02 PM #5
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Charles....A HUGE DITTO to your comment!!!

Jan 08, 2010 11:56 PM #6
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Hey, Edward - Hope you and yours are doing well, and that you're really busy, but don't forget to Play in the Rain with us!

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