Dan 8:9 Out of one of them came a little horn, which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the glorious land.
Dan 8:10 It grew great, even to the host of heaven. And some of the host and some of the stars it threw down to the ground and trampled on them.
Dan 8:11 It became great, even as great as the Prince of the host. And the regular burnt offering was taken away from him, and the place of his sanctuary was overthrown.
Dan 8:12 And a host will be given over to it together with the regular burnt offering because of transgression, and it will throw truth to the ground, and it will act and prosper.
Dan 8:13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to the one who spoke, "For how long is the vision concerning the regular burnt offering, the transgression that makes desolate, and the giving over of the sanctuary and host to be trampled underfoot?"
Dan 8:14 And he said to me, "For 2,300 evenings and mornings. Then the sanctuary shall be restored to its rightful state."
Read the Hebrew version of the book of Makabim
IMPORTANT NOTE: since the only text below we have today for this book was translated and transmitted by Christian sources, the present text may well contain intentional errors.
The four letters on the dreidel :
n nun (50),
g gimmel (3),
h hey (5), and
s shin (300)
add up to the total 358,
which is the same number as the word Mashiach—Messiah!
Some believe that playing the game of dreydel is a way to help usher in the Messianic hope.
The word Hanukah means "Dedication". The feast of Hanukah is the feast of Dedication. It is not the "appointed time" of high holy days. It is Jewish festival that commerates an important even in Jewish history about the victory over the tyranny Antiochus (madman) Epiphanes who pesecuted the kedoshim, erected temple of himself to be worship, made Greek language mandatory, forbid observance of Torah such as Brit Milah, Kosher diet, Torah studies became outlaw, Torah scroll found were burnt and profane the temple. It was recorded in Makabim that many of the Yehudi has assimulated into the Helenistic culture and beliefs and have disregarded the Torah way of life to save their own lives. However in the account of the Hasidic 2 Makabim 6:18-31 chose death rather than consume pork and remain committed to Torah.
Hanukiah (Hebrew: חַנֻכִּיָּה) - 9 Sticks Menorah
This was instituted in 165 B.C. by Judas Maccabeus in commemoration of the cleansing and reopening of the Temple after its desecration by the Syrian ruler Antiochus Epiphanes in 168 B.C. (Dan. 11:21-31; 1 Macc. 4:52-59). It is also called the Feast of Lights, or feast of delicate.
It is written in the similar date in Hagai 2:18 Consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month (24th of Kislev). Since the day that the foundation of Heikal YHWH was laid, consider:
In one the article archives of Eddie Chumney explains that the Hanukah came about when the GREEK CULTURE tried to IMPOSE its values upon the people of YHWH. When things go SO BAD that the GREEKS went SO FAR that they committed an ABOMINATION against the VALUES of the people of YHWH, the people of YHWH got so frustrated that they REBELLED to PRESERVE their VALUES.
AGAINST ALL ODDS (in the natural), YHWH was WITH His people are were VICTORIOUS in preserving their VALUES.
We are CURRENTLY living in a SECULAR, HUMANIST society that is INCREASINGLY (through the court sytem in the USA) trying to IMPOSE their VALUES (in the name of 'tolernance') upon ALL of society.
The SECULAR, HUMANIST society is starting to go TOO FAR. The people of YHVH are getting FRUSTRATED in trying to PRESERVE their VALUES. This has resulted in the rise of "home schooling" among other things.
The LEADER of the SECULAR, HUMANIST views in the end of days is called the "false Messiah" or "anti-Christ".
He is called the "LAWLESS" one.
LAWLESS = VIOLATE TORAH!
The Maccabees (Hebrew: מכבים or מקבים, Makabim) were a Yehudi national liberation movement that fought for and won independence from Antiochus IV Epiphanes (known to be the "little horn" in Daniel 8:9) of the Hellenistic Seleucid dynasty, who was succeeded by his infant son Antiochus V Eupator. The Makabim founded the Hasmonean royal dynasty and established Yehudi independence in ha Eretz Yisrael for about one hundred years, from 164 BCE to 63 BCE.
Already predicted in Daniel 8:14 And he said to me, "For 2,300 evenings and mornings. Then the sanctuary shall be restored to its rightful state."
In 2nd Makabim 1:9; 10:1-6 tells us that the Hannukah celebrated for eight days was correspond to the Feast of Booths -- Sukkot or Feast of Tabernacle.
In the Jewish feast there two feast that are not Moedim feast Purim and Hannukah. The Purim remember how the wicked Haman seek to destroy Jews physically while the Hannukah was to destroy the Jews spiritually.
Do Tzedakah for the less priviledgeJews exchange gifts on Hanukkah seems to adopting many of the christmas customs "the spirit of giving" such as elaborate gift-giving and decoration, it is a misconception that Hanukah is the "Jewish Christmas." In fact, the custom originated from the Jewish practice of "tzedakah," or charity. The Talmud instructs every Jew to light a candle on Hanukah, and those that cannot afford a candle are required to go "knocking on doors" until they have raised enough. The Talmud also instructs Jews to give charity to those in need and to preserve their dignity at the same time.
It is said that the custom of giving Hanukah gelt arose from the need to shelter poor people from the shame of begging. Holidays preserve the memory of significant events, and traditions continue the practice of cherished values.
Hanukah is a time for family, celebration and joy -- and also a time for remembering the reasons for celebrating. The light of the Hanukkah candles is a reminder of past miracles, and of the continuing pursuit of peaceful Jewish ideals.
(Yochanan 10:22) "And it was at Jerusalem the feast of Hannakah, and it was winter."
The date fall Kislev 25 for 8 days. Yeshua happen to be there during those season Messiah Yeshua told His people (Jewish people)"And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand."
Yeshua walk in the Beit HaMikdash Ulam porch) Shlomo. Signified to the Yehudim He is the ONE who is light bearer.
In these Yochanan chapter 10 Yeshua speak of three different type of sheep (People)
1. His sheep : refers to the Yehudim who believes in Yeshua and hear His voice and follows Him and does not follow voice of strangers (vs 5).
2. Not His Sheep: refers to the Yehudim who does not believes in Yeshua, only belief Moshiach Ben David.
3. The other sheep: - Goyim the Non-Jews, who are not of the fold - vs 16
and to the Yehudim His Message is:
"Hear MY Voice"
Follow not the voice of stranger (vs 5)
Believer knows Yeshua - a personal relationship (vs 4 know His voice)
Yochanan 10:28 (rest assure
all believer in Yeshua) face with purim bombing
or any form of persecution
Moshiach Yeshua is our Light bearer : He is THE LIGHT
(Yochanan 8:12) "Then spake Yeshua again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."
Adonay here draws an analogy between the sun as the physical light of the world and Himself as the spiritual light of the world (see 9:4-5; 11:9-10).
The 5 Ms in Yeshua
Foot washing is to be our focus on humility, Messiah Yeshua said ' I have given you an example that you should do as I have done to you (Yochanan 13:15). Foot washing was a customary practice in Messiah's time, usually a servant beingstationed to wash the feet of guests entering a home after trudging a town's dusty streets (Lk 7:44; 1 Tim 5:10; Matt 10:14; Act 13:51) Messiah Yeshua must have arranged with the owner of the house for a servant not to be present when all things had been prepared for the occasion, His last supper, because He had a vital lession on humility for them and us to learn.
Yeshua is the Shamash!
"The sun shall no longer be your light by day,
Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you;
But YHWH will be to you an everlasting light, And your Elohim your glory."
Your sun shall no longer go down, Nor shall your moon withdraw itself;
For YHWH will be your everlasting light,
And the days of your mourning shall be ended.
In 1900 AD a Hanukiah lamp was unearth in Yerushalayim
Keil and Delitzsch Hebrew Brit Hadashah