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 Today we use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory, from the 1500’s


Today is Dec. 8, 2012

December -- the tenth month – (now in 2012 – it is the 12th month)

Middle English decembre
Old French
december "tenth month"
decem "ten" + -ber (adj. suffix)

December had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 31 days long.


Now, God’s truth

 Yehovah has His own calendar

We are now in the ninth month called Chislev, 23th day

לַחֹדֶשׁ הַתְּשִׁעִי--בְּכִסְלֵו

Zech.7 [1] And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of Yehovah came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, even in Chisleu (Chislev), which is a part of Dec. & Jan. 2013



"Tis the season to be pagan", Beware!


Beware of the:

False image of Love

False feelings and emotions

These pagan feasts bring on loneliness, depression, suicide and oh yes, debt.


 I said last week it is time again to focusing on two fictitious holidays that almost everyone participates in one way or another that comes in December, Christmas and Chanukah.


Remember John said:

1 John 2 [21]  I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.


Rev. 21 [8] But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.


Just for the record:


Kwanzaa - Ron Karenga (aka Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga) invented the seven-day feast, Dec. 26-Jan. 1, in 1966, branding it a black alternative to Christmas.

The idea was to celebrate the end of what he considered the Christmas-season exploitation of African Americans.


Christmas - Once Upon A Time, Christmas Was Banned in 1659 in America


And then there is Chanukah


Today's Topic:

Let’s talk about:

Chanukah - Dec. 8-16

Is it the Feast of the Dedication, Chanukah now? No........


Scripture says:

John.10 [22] And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter [23] And Yeshua walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.


Let’s explore: Chanukah

The First book of Maccabees is a book written in Hebrew by a Jewish author after the restoration of an independent Jewish kingdom, about the latter part of the 2nd century BC. In modern-day Judaism, the book is often of great historical interest, but has no official religious status.

The 2 Maccabees focuses on the Jews' revolt against Antiochus IV Epiphanes and concludes with the defeat of the Syrian general Nicanor in 161 BC by Judas Maccabeus, the hero of the work.

These books were not included in the Hebrew Bible, but they are part of the Apocrypha, a group of Jewish writing from this period that was preserved by the Christian Church. (Catholic)

Judah Machabee made his own feast up – sound familiar?

1Mac.4 [56] And so they kept the dedication of the altar eight days and offered burnt offerings with gladness, and sacrificed the sacrifice of deliverance and praise.

[59] Moreover Judas and his brethren with the whole congregation of Israel ordained, that the days of the dedication of the altar should be kept in their season from year to year by the space of eight days, from the five and twentieth day of the month Casleu, with mirth and gladness.

Sounds like Christmas?

Here are what the scripture report:

In 2 Chr.29 [1] Hezekiah cleansed the house of Yehovah – He did not declare it to be held year to year as a feast.  This house was already dedicated to God; however, because of sacrifice to other gods, the priests cleansed it 8 days.

There is a difference between dedicating a house to God and cleansing the existing dedicated house to Yehovah.  

We do not read the apocrypha

The term apocrypha is used with various meanings, including "hidden", "esoteric", “spurious", "of questionable unscriptural authenticity.

Praying for the dead is belief held by the Catholic Church and others

2 Machabees 12 44 (For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should rise again, it would have seemed superfluous and vain to pray for the dead,)

2 Machabees 12 46 It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead , that they may be loosed from sins.

2 Machabees 12 43 And making a gathering, he sent twelve thousand drachms of silver to Jerusalem for sacrifice to be offered for the sins of the dead , thinking well and religiously concerning the resurrection, 44 (For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should rise again, it would have seemed superfluous and vain to pray for the dead,) 45 And because he considered that they who had fallen asleep with godliness, had great grace laid up for them. 46 It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead , that they may be loosed from sins .

Do you think Yeshua or Daniel quoted from these books? Never!


Back to the made up Chanukah of today


What is the Hebrew word for dedication?

What month was it in the scriptural calendar not pope Greg's calendar?

Did Yeshua do a feast that is not scriptural as some do today? NO!!!

We will answer all these questions and more is this study, please read slowly.

Remember these points also:

Chanukah in Hebrew means dedication pertaining to the Temple not 8 days of oil 

There is no Temple now (The Temple was destroyed in 70 AD).  God had it destroyed according to what he spoke to Solomon in 1 Kings 9 and 2 Chronicles 7.  It was destroyed as a punishment from God, so why would we still keep a dedication to it.

 The temple was destroyed around 260 years after the Machabees (a book we do not recognize as part of the TaNaK.


Another point, it was the Wrong month, should be Adar which is Feb. / March (Winter ends March 21th) (Ezra 6:14, 15)


The first dedication / Chanukah in scripture was in the 7th month, ha Ethanim, 1Kings. 8:2 (Sept. - Oct.) not December


The second dedication/ Chanukah in scripture was in Adar – February / March – Esth. 3 [7] - not December


No 8 days of oil are found in the 2 book of Maccabees  but in the Talmud


No 8 or 9 candlestick menorah in Scripture (only 7 and very important)


Dreidel: Play a German Gambling Game on a made up Jewish feast? Oh no...


Chanukah is a Hebrew word meaning dedication.

H2598 חנכּה chanukkah - khan-ook-kaw' - From H2596; initiation, that is, consecration: - dedicating (-tion).


Total KJV Occurrences: 8

dedication, 6

Num_7:84 , Num_7:88 , 2Ch_7:9 , Neh_12:27 (2), Psa_30:1

Dedicating, 2

Num_7:10-11 (2)


G1456 εγκαινια egkainia - Total KJV Occurrences: 2 - dedication, 1 - John_10:22 -feast, 1 - John_10:22 (2)

H2597 חנכּא  (Aramaic) chanukka' - (Chaldee); corresponding to H2598; consecration: - dedication

Total KJV Occurrences: 4 dedication, 4 - Ezr_6:16-17 (2), Dan_3:2-3 (2)


H2598 חנכּה chanukkah khan-ook-kaw' - From H2596; initiation , that is, consecration: - dedicating (-tion).


 In the scriptures above, pertaining to Chanukah or dedication, John was talking about Solomon's temple that Ezra help rebuild.


(1 Kings 8:2; 2 Chr. 5:3) Also please read the scriptures below in Ezra, chapter 6.


Ezra 6: [14] And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo.

And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.

[15] And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, (our Feb. / March - cold - not December), which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.

[16] And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy,

[17] And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.


Esth. 3 [7] In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar. (Feb. not Dec.)


Hanukkah is a Hebrew word meaning dedication to God, the temple built by Solomon and also at the time of Ezra, the rebuilding of the temple of God which also was dedicated to God.


Please remember: The first dedication was in the 7th month, ha Ethanim, 1Kings. 8:2 (Sept. - Oct.) not December:

1Kgs.8:[2] And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

 This is not new years as some falsely report.

 [63] And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto Yehovah, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel "dedicated" the house of Yehovah. וַיַּחְנְכוּ


 This is what you will hear from tradition, which is wrong.

Also please remember there is "NO" commandment from God to "light candles" on this made up feast or the Holy Shabbat.

If you light candles on the Shabbat, it is fine as long as you DON'T say it is a commandment.


The other common made-up name for this feast is Hag Ha-orim, which means 'the Feast of Lights' It is found in the writings of Josephus, who was a first Century Jewish historian.

This second name, however, is based upon a tradition.

Supposedly, when the Jews rededicated the Temple and wanted to rekindle the lamp stand, they found only enough oil for one day.

It would take 8 days to make a new supply they decided to kindle and burn the remaining oil, a (fake) miracle occurred as the oil that was enough for only one day lasted for eight days ... thus, the term representing, "the Feast of Lights.

This is why the Hanukkah menorah has eight candles, (which is unscriptural) instead of the seven the scriptural menorah has.

They made 8 candles to commemorate "this made up miracle".


The made of feast of today, Chanukah, in and of itself, is not found anywhere in the Scriptures, as it originated during the time of history after the Book of Malachi.


There were no prophets for many years after the book of Malachi.

Luke 16:6  The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

This proves that Yeshua NEVER read the Machabees.

It is not included in the Law and the prophets!

 It should be remembered: that "none of the historical books mention this fake miracle", as it originates with the "Talmud" and not with the books of the Holy Scriptures.


The historical books that speak of the Maccabean revolt as a real event are in the uninspired "Catholic" I and 2 Maccabees and they make no mention of any miracle of 8 days of oil at all.  Do your hear this?


As you can see, it is fact that this made-up feast is recorded in rabbinic writings not found in the Holy Scriptures.


Read below if you care to:

Talmud - Mas. Shabbath 21b

It does not require attention, and one may make use of its light. R. Zera said in R. Mattenah's name — others state, R. Zera said in Rab's name — :Regarding the wicks and oils which the Sages said, One must not light therewith on the Sabbath, one may light therewith on Hanukkah, either on weekdays or on the Sabbath. Said R. Jeremiah, What is Rab's reason? He holds, If it goes out, it does not require attention, and one may not make use of its light.1

The Rabbis stated this before Abaye in R. Jeremiah's name, but he did not accept it. [But] when Rabin came,2

the Rabbis stated it before Abaye in R. Johanan's name, whereupon he accepted it.3

 Had I, he observed, merited the great fortune,4

I would have learnt this dictum originally. But he learnt it [now]?-The difference is in respect of the studies of one's youth. 5

Now, if it goes out, does it not require attention? But the following contradicts it: Its observance is from sunset until there is no wayfarer in6

the street. Does that not mean that if it goes out [within that period] it must be relit?-No: if one has not yet lit, he must light it;7

 or, in respect of the statutory period. 8

‘Until there is no wayfarer in the street.’ Until when [is that]? — Rabbah b. Bar Hanah said in R. Johanan's name: Until the Palmyreans have departed.9

Our Rabbis taught: The precept of Hanukkah [demands] one light for a man and his household;10

the zealous [kindle] a light for each member [of the household]; and the extremely zealous, — Beth Shammai maintain: On the first day eight lights are lit and thereafter they are gradually reduced;11 ,

 but Beth Hillel say: On the first day one is lit and thereafter they are progressively increased.12

 ‘Ulla said: In the West [Palestine] two amoraim,13

R. Jose b. Abin and R. Jose b. Zebida, differ therein: one maintains, The reason of Beth Shammai is that it shall correspond to the days still to come,14

and that of Beth Hillel is that it shall correspond to the days that are gone; but another maintains: Beth Shammai's reason is that it shall correspond to the bullocks of the Festival;15

whilst Beth Hillel's reason is that we promote in [matters of] sanctity but do not reduce.

Rabbah b. Bar Hana said: There were two old men16

in Sidon:17

one did as Beth Shammai and the other as Beth Hillel: the former gave the reason of his action that it should correspond to the bullocks of the Festival, while the latter stated his reason because we promote in [matters of] sanctity but do not reduce.

Our Rabbis taught: It is incumbent to place the Hanukkah lamp by the door of one's house on the outside;18

 if one dwells in an upper chamber, he places it at the window nearest the street. But in times of danger19

it is sufficient to place it on the table. Raba said: Another lamp is required for its light to be used;20

yet if there is a blazing fire it is unnecessary. But in the case of an important person,21

even if there is a blazing fire another lamp is required.

What is [the reason of] Hanukkah? For our Rabbis taught: On the twenty-fifth of Kislew 22

[commence] the days of Hanukkah, which are eight on which a lamentation for the dead and fasting are forbidden.23

For when the Greeks entered the Temple, they defiled all the oils therein, and when the Hasmonean dynasty prevailed against and defeated them, they made search and found only one cruse of oil which lay with the seal of the High Priest,24

but which contained sufficient for one day's lighting only; yet a miracle was wrought therein and they lit [the lamp] therewith for eight days. The following year these [days] were appointed a Festival with [the recital of] Hallel25

and thanksgiving.26

We learnt elsewhere: If a spark which flies from the anvil goes forth and causes damage, he [the smith] is liable. If a camel laden with flax passes through a street, and the flax overflows into a shop, catches fire at the shopkeeper's lamp, and sets the building alight, the camel owner is liable; but if the shopkeeper placed the light outside, the shopkeeper is liable.27

R. Judah said: In the case of a Hanukkah lamp he is exempt.28

Rabina said in Rab's name: This proves that the Hanukkah lamp should [in the first instance] be placed within ten.29

For should you think, above ten, let him say to him, ‘You ought to have placed it higher than a camel and his rider.’ ‘Yet perhaps if he is put to too much trouble, he may refrain from the [observance of the] precept’.30


Here is purported Tradition from off the web:

Around 200 BCE Jews lived as an autonomous people in the land of Israel, which at this time was controlled by the Seleucid King of Syria. The Jewish people paid taxes to Syria and accepted its legal authority, and by and large were free to follow their own faith, maintain their own jobs, and engage in trade.

By 180 BCE Antiochus IV Epiphanes ascended to the Seleucid throne.

At first little changed, but under his reign Jews were gradually forced to violate the precepts of their faith. Jews rebelled at having to do this. Under the reign of Antiochus IV, the Temple in Jerusalem was looted, Jews were massacred, and Judaism was effectively outlawed.

In 167 BCE Antiochus ordered an altar to Zeus erected in the Temple.

Mattathias, a Jewish priest, and his five sons John, Simon, Eleazar, Jonathan, and Judah led a rebellion against Antiochus.

Judah became known as Judah Maccabe (Judah The Hammer).

By 166 BCE Mattathias had died, and Judah took his place as leader.

By 165 BCE the Jewish revolt against the Seleucid monarchy was successful. The Temple was liberated and rededicated.


The festival of Chanukah was instituted by Judah Maccabee and his brothers to celebrate this event. (1 Macc. iv. 59).

After having recovered Jerusalem and the Temple, Judah ordered the Temple to be cleansed, a new altar to be built in place of the polluted one, and new holy vessels to be made. When the fire had been kindled anew upon the altar and the lamps of the candlestick lit, the dedication of the altar was celebrated for eight days amid sacrifices and songs (1 Macc. iv. 36).

A number of historians believe that the reason for the eight day celebration was that the first Hanukkah was in effect a belated celebration of the festival of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles (2 Macc. x. 6 and i. 9). During the war the Jews were not able to celebrate Sukkot properly.

Sukkot also lasts for eight days, and was a holiday in which the lighting of lamps played a prominent part during the Second Temple period (Suk.v. 2-4).

Lights were also kindled in the household, and the popular name of the festival was, therefore, according to Josephus (Jewish Antiquities xii. 7, § 7) the "Festival of Lights."  (No 8 days of oil yet)


The Rabbis, years later commemorated this miracle that occurred, then decided to make this holiday more special so they designed a special menorah in which eight candles plus the 9th the Shamash candle were represented instead of the usual 7 candle lamp stand in the temple.

***From that came the concept of the eight days of Hanukkah, which in actuality is merely a copying of the Feast of Tabernacles which has 8 days.

Also, they put this made-up feast at the same time the gentile children were getting presents, December 25, pagan Christmas.

Now all the Jewish children can get presents and not feeling left out.


Play Dreidel - A German Gambling Game? No………..


Traditions, some good, some bad

Matt. 15 [3]Yeshua said:....... Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

[6] ... Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

 Mark 7 [13] Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.

[9] And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

 Col. 2 [8] Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men , after the rudiments of the world, and not after Messiah.

 1 Pet. 1 [18] Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers ;[19 ] But with the precious blood of Messiah, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
[20] Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,


Jews' religion, doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees

Matt. 16 [6] Then Yeshua said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

[12] Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees .


Luke. 12 [1] In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy .


Gal.1 [13] For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion , how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:

[14] And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation , being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers

[15] But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

[16] To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:


Good Traditions

2Thes.2[ 15] Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.


2Thes.3[ 6] Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.


Remember,tis the season to be pagan” is here!


Beware of the false image of love and the false feelings and emotions that run wild.

These pagan feasts bring on loneliness, depression and suicide and oh yes, debt for years to come.

Some Pagan religions are having classes at their facilities to address these (false) issues.


Please do not follow any made up traditions, feasts or events.


Shabbat Shalom


Misc. Information

Some people preach Antiochus IV Epiphanes was the AntiMessiah - wrong

Below in the book of Daniel, it is not talking about Antiochus IV Epiphanes (remember - he is not at the end of time) When Alexander the Great's empire broke up, it resolved into four major kingdoms.

Seleucus was one of Alexander's generals, and came to control the Syrian portion of the empire. Syria was one of the two dominant divisions of the empire, and continued through twenty kings. Antiochus IV was the eighth of these twenty Seleucid kings. He ruled from 175 - 164 BC.

Approximately 200 years after Antiochus IV Epiphanes Yeshua said pertaining to the time of the end by quoting Daniel which was approximately in 600 BC: (ruler of the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire)


The Time at the end

Yeshua said:

Matt.24 [15] When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Mark.13 [14] But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

Read all Dan.8 to prove Yeshua was talking about the end – of time

9 - And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.

[10] And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.

Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

[12] And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.

[13] Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?

[14] And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.

[15] And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

[16] And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

[17] So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.

[18] Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.

[19] And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.

[20] The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.

[21] And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

[22] Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.

[23] And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

[24] And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

[25] And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

[26] And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days.

[27 ] And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.


Remember this point:

Antiochus IV Epiphanes - 215-163 BC, he reigned 175-163 BC. He was neither in the time of the end nor in the last end of the indignation or in the latter time.

I digress

Shabbat Shalom

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