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I dont have to celebrate Christmas!! yeehooey!

Discussion in 'Messianic Judaism' started by Mary_Magdalene, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. Tishri1

    Tishri1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I never look forward to the Churches Holidays, I even get sad about them and then get a sigh of relief when they are over...wonder if God feels the same way:scratch:

    I love Hanukkah though:wave:
     
  2. Mary_Magdalene

    Mary_Magdalene AKA..Godschosengirl

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    Is Hanukkah a "biblical" holiday? Or a traditional holiday? I don't know much about all this, I just can't remember if I ever read anything in the Word about that specific holiday...

    :)
     
  3. iitb

    iitb a.k.a. insaneinthebrain

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    Traditional.
     
  4. CovenantRay

    CovenantRay Well-Known Member

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    Shabat Shalom:

    I humbly disagree, In the gospel of John, Chapter 10, verse 22 [HNV]:



    The events remembered are in the "intertestimental" period, approximately 165 BCE (this is by my sometimes faulty memory).

    The verse in John is often rendered "Feast of the Dedication" for the rededication of the temple after the desecration by the Asyrians.

    Todah,

    CovenantRay :prayer:

     
  5. iitb

    iitb a.k.a. insaneinthebrain

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    Actually, it just depends on how you define "traditional." In this case, I'm using it in the sense that the observance of Chanukkah isn't explicitly commanded in the Torah. Yeshua didn't view all tradition as bad, as can be seen in the scripture you quoted. ;)
     
  6. Mary_Magdalene

    Mary_Magdalene AKA..Godschosengirl

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    Sorry, I was wondering if it is ever mentioned in G-d's Word or not...
     
  7. CovenantRay

    CovenantRay Well-Known Member

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    Shabat Shalom Godschosengirl:

    The only time it is recorded in the scriptures that I know of is in that verse. The apocryphal books of the Maccabees are thought to be largely historically accurate, though not scripture. Did we answer the question?

    CovenantRay :prayer:

    PS No offence intended IITB, and I pray that none was taken.
     
  8. iitb

    iitb a.k.a. insaneinthebrain

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    None taken whatsoever. :)
     
  9. Bon

    Bon Truth Seeker

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    John 10:22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch.

    This is the only reference to Chanukkah (Feast of Dedication) in the Gospels.

    Did Yahshua keep this 'traditional' feast?
    I seems that way....as He went to the temple on that particular occasion.

    Bon
     
  10. Vaneeza Malkah

    Vaneeza Malkah Baruch Hashem!

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    Just for curiousity sake, the haftorah portions read during the first and second shabbat of Channukah are Zechariah 2:14-4:7 aka 2:10-4:17 and 1 Kings 7:40-50, The BH/NT portion is John 10:22-39
     
  11. Mary_Magdalene

    Mary_Magdalene AKA..Godschosengirl

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    Yes. Thanks to all! :wave:
     
  12. dignitized

    dignitized Well-Known Member

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