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By: EDEVALDO (131 month(s) ago)

Apesar de que no Brasil, não se festeja o Hannuka infelizmente e ao inves disso o natal festa que nao esta na biblia vou levar aos membros de minha congregação este material depois de traduzi-lo.

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Introduction to Hanukkah --The Feast of Dedication : 

Introduction to Hanukkah --The Feast of Dedication Presented by Traci Blom

Spelling Variations of Hanukkah : 

Spelling Variations of Hanukkah At least sixteen different spellings of the Hebrew word “חנוכה” -- Hanukkah. Transliteration of a Hebrew word into an English word. Most common spelling is Hanukkah.

Hanukkah Spellings : 

Hanukkah Spellings

-1- Hanukkah Observance : 

-1- Hanukkah Observance

The Time of Celebrating Hanukkah : 

The Time of Celebrating Hanukkah Lasts for eight-days. Occurs near the beginning of the winter. Biblical calendar - beginning with the twenty-fifth of Kislev, the ninth month Hebrew month (corresponding roughly to December). Begins 75 days after The Day of Atonement – Yom Kippur.

The Meaning of Hanukkah : 

The Meaning of Hanukkah Hanukkah is Hebrew for “dedication.” “The Feast of Dedication.” Post-Mosiac Holiday not instituted by God as given to Moses (Leviticus 23). Should not assume it is non-Biblical.

The Record of Hanukkah : 

The Record of Hanukkah During the 400 Silent Years Historical records in 1 & 2 Maccabees Part of the Apocrypha A valuable historical record

The Origin of Hanukkah : 

The Origin of Hanukkah The festival is not biblical, but the events that it celebrates are. As far back as the book of Daniel, there are prophecies that lay the groundwork for the celebration of Hanukkah.

The Prophesies of Daniel Leading to Alexander the Great : 

The Prophesies of Daniel Leading to Alexander the Great In 604 BC, King Nebuchadnezzar took many Israelites into captivity in Babylon. Among these, Daniel was included.

Daniel Interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream : 

Daniel Interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream

Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream : 

Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream Head of gold Arms and chest of silver Thighs of bronze Legs of iron and feet of clay

Daniel Interprets the Dream : 

Daniel Interprets the Dream The head of gold is Babylon.

The Prophesies of Daniel Leading to Alexander the Great : 

The Prophesies of Daniel Leading to Alexander the Great The arms and chest of silver represent the Medo-Persian Empire. The thighs of bronze stand for the Greek Empire, established by Alexander the Great. The legs of iron and feet of iron and clay are the fourth kingdom, the Roman Empire.

Daniel’s Vision of a Ram : 

Daniel’s Vision of a Ram Ram had two horns. One of its horns was longer than the other with the longer one coming up last. Ram represents the joint Medo-Persian Empire. Longer horn of the ram suggested that the Persian power was greater than the Medes.

Daniel’s Vision of a Ram & a Goat : 

Daniel’s Vision of a Ram & a Goat A goat with a single horn came from the West to gore and trample the ram. The goat represented the Greeks.

The Single Horn is Alexander the Great : 

The Single Horn is Alexander the Great Daniel 8:8 describes a goat that magnified himself, had his large horn broken off, and was replaced by four conspicuous horns. Then the male goat magnified himself exceedingly. But as soon as he was mighty, the large horn was broken; and in its place there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven.

The Goat’s Four Horns : 

The Goat’s Four Horns Alexander did not have a successor. His kingdom was divided among his four generals, who eventually established four separate kingdoms.

The Prophesies of Daniel Refering to Antiochus Epiphanes : 

The Prophesies of Daniel Refering to Antiochus Epiphanes Antiochus IV rose to the Seleucid throne in Syria. A cruel tyrant who had great pride. Referred to himself as Antiochus Teho Epiphanes (“Antichous, the visible god”) – or simply Antiochus Epiphanes. Those apposed to him called him Epimanes or “madman.”

The Prophesies of Daniel Refering to Antiochus Epiphanes : 

The Prophesies of Daniel Refering to Antiochus Epiphanes Daniel foresaw Antiochus’ rise to power as the little horn arising out of one of the goat’s four horns in Daniel 8:9-14.

Antiochus Epiphanes : 

Antiochus Epiphanes Anxious to unite his kingdom of many languages, cultures, and religions. Desired to “Hellenize,” or impose Greek language, thought, and religion upon his subjects in an effort to unify his rule through assimilation.

Antiochus Epiphanes : 

Antiochus Epiphanes Antiochus decided to go into Jerusalem and take the treasures in the Temple and forbid Jews from keeping their holy traditions such as the Sabbath, dietary laws, studying the Torah, and the practice of circumcision.

Antiochus Epiphanes : 

Antiochus Epiphanes On December 25 –Antiochus desecrated the Holy Altar by sacrificing a forbidden, unclean pig on it. Josephus, called the process ‘the abomination of desolation.’ Antiochus sprinkled its blood in the Holy of Holies and poured its broth over the holy scrolls before he cut them to pieces and burned them.

Antiochus Epiphanes : 

Antiochus Epiphanes The Temple was converted to a shrine to Zeus. Jews were forced to bow before an altar to Zeus under penalty of death.

The Revolt of the Maccabees : 

The Revolt of the Maccabees Some Jewish people turned their backs on Judaism and adopted Greek customs. Many others resisted and refused to follow Greek practices and would not bow down to the Greek’s pagan idols. A priestly family rose up in revolt. They called themselves the Maccabees.

The Revolt of the Maccabees : 

The Revolt of the Maccabees The problem was, five brothers of priestly class (along with the group of common people who joined them) were no match for the most powerful army in the world. The miracle was that they won anyway.

-2- Judah the Maccabee : 

-2- Judah the Maccabee

The Revolt of the Maccabees : 

The Revolt of the Maccabees The problem was, the Greeks kept coming back with bigger armies and (to really make a point) armored elephants.

The Revolt of the Maccabees : 

The Revolt of the Maccabees The battles became more and more absurdly miraculous. The Maccabees kept on winning. After three years they managed to chase those Greeks out of Jerusalem, clean up the desecrated Temple, and declare independence.

The Victory of the Maccabees : 

The Victory of the Maccabees When the Maccabees recaptured Jerusalem and entered the Holy Temple, they found a disturbing mess – idols, forbidden foods, and broken pottery everywhere.

The Victory of the Maccabees : 

The Victory of the Maccabees So they tidied up.

The Victory of the Maccabees : 

The Victory of the Maccabees They rebuilt the holy altar. On Kislev 25, 165 BC, exactly three years to the day from its defilement, they rededicated the Temple.

The Victory of the Maccabees : 

The Victory of the Maccabees They found only one small cruse of unpolluted oil in the Temple, which still bore the unbroken seal of the high priest. It was but one day’s supply for the golden menorah. Miraculously, it burned for eight days until a new supply of oil could be consecrated. Hence, this tradition explains why Hanukkah is held for eight days.

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles : 

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles The usual menorah, like the modern symbol of the State of Israel, is seven-branched, But the Hanukkiah holds a total of nine candles.

-3- Hanukkah Menorah - Hanukkiah : 

-3- Hanukkah Menorah - Hanukkiah

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles : 

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles One of the nine candles is usually in the center and lifted higher than the others; it is called the shamash or “servant” candle. It is used to light the other candles. The eight candles on either side of the shamash candle remind us of the eight-day miracle of oil.

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles : 

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles On the first night, the candle furthest to the right is lit by the shamash.

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles : 

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles Each night another candle is added to the original until all eight are lit on the eighth night of Hanukkah.

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles : 

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles It’s customary to light the newly added candle first.

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles : 

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles It’s easy to remember the order by recalling Matthew 19:30 -- The first shall be last, and the last shall be first.

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles : 

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles That is, the first candle will be lit last and the last candle will be lit first.

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles : 

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles A total of 45 candles will be used for the entire festival.

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles : 

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles The candles of the hanukkiah are lit just after sunset on each night of Hanukkah, except for Friday night.

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Blessings : 

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Blessings Before kindling the Chanukah lights on the first night of Hanukkah (or if you're kindling the Chanukah lights for the first time this year) recite all three blessings. On every subsequent night only the first two are recited. 1. Blessed are You, Lord our G-d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Chanukah light. 2. Blessed are You, Lord our G-d, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our forefathers in those days, at this time. 3. Blessed are You, Lord our G-d, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles : 

A Time of Lights -- HanukkiahThe Lighting of the Candles The Hanukkah menorah is placed in the front window of the house so that all who pass by may see the lights and be reminded of the meaning of Hanukkah.

A Time of Lights The Symbolism of the Hanukkah Menorah : 

A Time of Lights The Symbolism of the Hanukkah Menorah All the individual candles of the Hanukkiah collectively bring light into our homes and the outside world as well. We can transform our communities by spreading goodness and kindness. We are able to do this because of what Yeshua has done in our lives.

A Time of Lights The Symbolism of the Hanukkah Menorah : 

A Time of Lights The Symbolism of the Hanukkah Menorah And just as the collective light from night eight of Hanukkah is brighter than from night one, we can come into unity and support and share a brighter light to those outside the Body of Christ than if we all alone.

A Time of Gifts : 

A Time of Gifts Hanukkah is a time of gifts. In all honesty Hanukkah has been tremendously affected by Christmas because of its proximity. To counteract the strong influence, the exchange of gifts has become a regularly part of the modern-day Hanukkah observance.

-4- Gelt : 

-4- Gelt

Gelt : 

Gelt An earlier tradition involves the custom of giving Hanukkah gelt (Yiddish for “money”). On the fifth night of Hanukkah, the first night that there are more flames than darkness, parents and grandparents gather the children and give them coins. Hanukkah is also a special time for charity. Because the blind cannot enjoy the lights of the Hanukkah lights special contributions are often given to charities for the blind.

A Time of Games - Dreidel : 

A Time of Games - Dreidel The most popular children’s game for Hanukkah is the dreidel (from the Yiddish word for turn). On the four-sided top the Hebrew letters Nune, Gimel, Shin, and Hay are displayed. The letters are the first letters of the words in the phrase, “Nes Gadol Hayah Sham,” which means “A great miracle happened there.” In Israel the last word is change to “here” since it was in Israel that the events of Hanukkah occurred.

-5- Playing Dreidel : 

-5- Playing Dreidel

A Time of Games - Dreidel : 

A Time of Games - Dreidel It’s said that Jewish children of Judea during the Maccabean period wanted to study Torah, but the anti-Semitic policies of the Syrians made this difficult. They would study the scrolls in the streets until a foreign solder came. Then they would quickly hid the scroll, bring out the dreidels and pretend to be engrossed in a game of tops! When the soldier left, the Torah study would begin again. Dreidel is played on Hanukkah as a reminder of these brave children.

A Time of Games - Dreidel : 

A Time of Games - Dreidel Each player puts a penny, coin, nut, foil-covered chocolate coin, in the “pot.” Play proceeds clockwise around the circle of players. Each player takes a turn spinning the dreidel. Whatever the dreidel lands on decides what they are to do. HAY: you get half the pot GIMEL: you get ALL the pot NUNE: you get noting SHIN: you must put 1 (penny, coin, nut, etc.) in the pot If the pot empties out, everyone contributes equally once again. Whoever has the most in the end wins!

A Time of Singing - “I Had a Little Dreidel” : 

A Time of Singing - “I Had a Little Dreidel” IHALD, I made it out of snow. But when I looked last summer, where did my dreidel go? IHALD, I made it out of light, but for some strange reason, it only works at night. IHALD, made from a CD-ROM, it helped me launch a start-up called DreidelSpin-dot-com. My dreidel’s very lucky, it wins at every game, I’ll let you know my secret, the letters are all the same! I have a little latka, I made it out of clay, and when I tried to eat it, my stomach said, “Oy Vey!”

A Time of Singing - “Mighty Rock” : 

A Time of Singing - “Mighty Rock” There is a popular traditon of singong Mazo Tzur, or “Mighty Rock,” which praises God as Israel’s deliverer. It was written in the 13th century by an unknown German poet and takes its name from Isaiah 26:4.

A Time of Singing - “Mighty Rock” : 

A Time of Singing - “Mighty Rock” Lyrics: 

 Maoz tzur y'shuati l'cha naeh l'shabeach

 Tikon beit t'filati v'sham todah n'zabeach. L'eit tachin matbeach mitzar hamnabeach

 Az egmor b'shir mizmor chanukat hamizbeach. Translation:Rock of Ages let our song,Praise your saving power;You, amid the raging foes,Were our sheltering tower.Furious they assailed us,But Your arm availed us,And Your word broke their sword,When our own strength failed us.

-6- Eating Latkes : 

-6- Eating Latkes

A Time of Foods - Latkes & Doughnuts : 

A Time of Foods - Latkes & Doughnuts Parties with family and friends. Since the miracle of Hanukkah happened with oil (the olive oil in the menorah), it’s customary to eat foods fried in oil as a reminder. Latkes, or potato pancakes fried in oil Jelly-filled doughnuts, sprinkled with powdered sugar The modern-day miracle is that we eat them for eight days and survive!

Was Yeshua Conceived on Hanukkah? : 

Was Yeshua Conceived on Hanukkah? The Bible doesn’t give specific birth date. Wasn’t during winter as sheep were in the pasture (Luke 2:8). John the Baptist conceived about Sivan 30 (May/June). 40 weeks later was about Passover - Nisan 14 (March/April).

Was Yeshua Conceived on Hanukkah? : 

Was Yeshua Conceived on Hanukkah? Yeshua was conceived six months after John (30 days after Sivan 30), which is in the month of Kislev -- right around Hanukkah. The “Light of the World” may have been conceived during the Festival of Lights!

-7-Was Yeshua Conceived on Hanukkah? : 

-7-Was Yeshua Conceived on Hanukkah?

Was Yeshua Conceived on Hanukkah? : 

Was Yeshua Conceived on Hanukkah? Starting at Hanukkah, which begins on Kislev 25 and continues for eight days, and counting through the nine months of Mary’s pregnancy, the approximate time of the birth of Yeshua is at the Festival of Tabernacles (Sukkot). The Light of the World came to tabernacle among us.

Yeshua Celebrated Hanukkah : 

Yeshua Celebrated Hanukkah Ironic who celebrates this feast. Yeshua celebrated Hanukkah in the very temple that was rededicated in the Maccabee Revolution. Yeshua was usually on in Jerusalem during one of the three Pilgrimage feasts.

-8- Yeshua Observed Hanukkah : 

-8- Yeshua Observed Hanukkah

Yeshua Observed Hanukkah : 

Yeshua Observed Hanukkah John 10:22 -23 22 Then came the Feast of Dedication [that is Hanukkah] at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was in the temple area walking in Solomon's Colonnade. John 10:24 24 The Jews gathered around him, saying, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly." John 10:25  25 Jesus answered, "I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father's name speak for me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one."

Yeshua Observed Hanukkah : 

Yeshua Observed Hanukkah Yeshua wanted the people of His day to see His miracles and believe in Him as a result. His miracles point to His divine and messianic identity. Yeshua personified the message of Hanukkah – God is actively involved in the affairs of His people! Hanukkah reminds us that God is a God of miracles, not just of concepts and religious ideals. He has broken through human history and continues to do so even today. John 10:37-38 37 “Do not believe me unless I do what my Father does. 38 But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father."

Hanukkah and End-Time Prophesy : 

Hanukkah and End-Time Prophesy

Hanukkah and End-Time Prophesy : 

Hanukkah and End-Time Prophesy I’m going to quote quite a bit from First Fruit of Zion’s Light in the Darkness. Yeshua talked about Hanukkah. He warned His disciples that the things that happened in the story of Hanukkah would happen again (Mark 13:13-16; Matthew 24:15-18). To understand what He was saying, His disciples had to know the story of Hanukkah.

Light in the Darkness - FFOZ : 

Light in the Darkness - FFOZ

Hanukkah and End-Time Prophesy : 

Hanukkah and End-Time Prophesy Consider the statues Antiochus decreed for Israel. Look at his laws! You shall profane the Sabbath (7th day/Saturday). You shall profane the festivals and holy days. You shall set up idols. You shall eat unclean animals. You shall not circumcise your sons. You shall forget the Torah. For many centuries, Christianity has been following these laws of Antiochus – the laws of the abomination of desolation – instead of the Torah of God.

Hanukkah and End-Time Prophesy : 

Hanukkah and End-Time Prophesy Hopefully now that we have reviewed the significance of the Hanukkah story, we are better able to understand why Yeshua walked into the Temple during the Feast of Hanukkah. Yeshua may have anticipated a day when His followers would turn from the Torah. He knew full well that His Ecclesia/Church would one day desperately need the message of Hanuukah. Hanukkah is a festival commemorating the fight against Hellenization and assimilation. Hanukkah is a festival reminding us to purify our own bodies (Temples of the Holy Spirit) and rededicate ourselves to God. Recall Romans 12:1-2. Hanukkah reminds us that we are locked in a struggle with the powers of darkness that seek to snuff out the light of Torah.

Hanukkah and End-Time Prophesy : 

Hanukkah and End-Time Prophesy Let’s obey the Master’s instructions as recorded in Matthew 5:16 – “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works (mitzvoth), and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

May each candle you light make your Hanukkah bright! : 

May each candle you light make your Hanukkah bright!

Happy Hanukkah : 

Happy Hanukkah

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