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The account of Hanukah could be trace from the scripture of Daniel 8:10-14; Daniel 11:16-31; Hagai 2:18; 1st & 2nd Makabim, Josephus in his Antiquites, and the Talmud (tractate shabbat 21b)

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

Hebrew Text: מגילת אנטיוכוס -חנוכה Maccabees


 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.

1 Maccabees  / 2 Maccabees

The four letters on the dreidel :
n  nun (50),
g  gimmel (3),
h hey (5), and
s shin (300)
add up to the total
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 Feast of Hanukah.

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.


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.

The Misconception of Hanukah exchange gifts

Do Tzedakah for the less priviledge

Jews 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.

 Yeshua Message

(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.
To fully appreciate the entire Message, please read the entire Yochanan chapter 10
Here Yeshua declares Himself three aspect as:

  • ANI HU ha sha'ar: ( I AM the Door) 10:9
    I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
  • ANI HU Ro'eh haTov: (I AM the Good Shepherd) 10:11
    I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
    אנחנו׃ אחד ואבי אני
    I and the Father are One. - 10:30

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 Me"

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
And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.

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).

Moshiach Yeshua the Shamash of Adonay

- title in Tenakh ; devoted service

The 5 Ms in Yeshua

 Moshiach the shamash of the Adonai and His Humility an example for us

Shemot 21:1-6; Lev. 25:44-46; Amos 2:6; 8:6 Dvarim 15:1-18

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!

Messiah's 7 Action Yochanan 13:4-5
Messiah Yeshua rises from the seudah
(Gk Deipnon, supper; used of the Messiah's feast,
symbolising salvation in the kingdom
Speak of Position of Headship
Laid aside His Kaftan
(garment; mantle; Gk Himation)
Intention to teach final lesson on humility, taking on a new role
took a towel (GK Lention) Indentification of Shamash or servant, willingness
Girded Himself (GK Diazonnumi, to bind) Decision to serve, readiness, prepare
Poureth mayim (water) into a basin water type Devar (word of YHVH the Mayim Hayim, action of a Shamash
Began to wash His raglei ha talmidim
(disciples's feet; Mathetes Pous)
Function as a Shamash, His ability; in progress
The Mayim Hayim cleanse our evil conscience, teach us His Ways of Holiness
Wiped (gk Ekmasso) them with the towel Completion of Shamash'work

  1. The Mould of the service - he shall serve six years and in the seventh he shall go out free without paying anything. To stay in servitude and forego his entitlements as a voluntary act. Reminds us of Philippians 2:7 Yeshua took upon him the form of a servant,
  2. The Motivation of Yeshua Service - no force about this decision of a servant. His clear confession flowed from deepest love. He lov his wife and His children but primary love for his master. Yeshua first love was for YHVH then for His bride.
  3. The Marks of Yeshua Service - costly service, (Phil 2:8) "And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the execution stake."
  4. The Measure of Yeshua service - not a part time engagement but commitment right to the end. Shemot 21:6 He serve him for ever"
  5. The means of Yeshua service - not a brand on his hand, or even his forehead, servant's ear marked. Only one was a perfectly obedient servant with an ear opened and upturned heavenward. May Messiah Yeshua be the pattern for us.


In Conclusion we need to know:

  • In the last days will be coming about false-Messiah in Revelation 13:1-10; and the second beast as the Abomination and Desolation Revelation 13:11-18
  • Be warn that we are to be ready to stand firm should persecution or the great Tribulation arise in our life. (Markos 13:13-16; Mattityahu 24:15-18)
  • We are not be assimulate in the system of this world and that our bodies are temple Ruach HaKodesh (Romans 12:1-2 1 Korintos 6:19)
  • We are to be vigilant and not be deceive knowing the fallen away must come first then that man of sin be revealed (2 Thessalonika 2:3, 8-12)
  • Yeshua is the way the door, He is the Good Shepherd, we find security in him, He and the Father are one. Yochanan 10:9, 11, 30
  • Yeshua is the light of the world Him there is no darkness -- (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."

"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.

Yeshayahu 60:19-20; Revelation 21:23-24; 22:5

The Story of Hannukah Part 1 of 2 parts

The Story of Hannukah Part 2 of 2 Parts

Read Daniel 11 fortell about Hannukah

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