Post Number: 324
|Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2012 - 7:31 am: || |
John 10: 22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
23And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
The feast of dedication was, what is now referred to as Hanukah. Scripture does not indicate whether or not Jesus kept Hanukah, just that he was present in the temple during this time.
Sabbath keepers will state that Paul kept the sabbath on account that he presented himself at the synagogue, to teach on the sabbath. So applying that logic it could be said that Jesus was a Hanukah keeper because he taught in the temple during this winter festival.
I do not apply this logic in either of these two cases, but do feel the need to mention of the Feast of Dedication for other reasons.
2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
The feast of dedication marks the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration by the forces of the King of Syria Antiochus IV Epiphanes. The Temple in Jerusalem was looted and the services stopped, Antiochus ordered an altar to Zeus erected in the Temple. He banned circumcision and ordered pigs to be sacrificed at the altar of the temple. This put quite a dent in the sacrificial system of that time. This event is historically covered in the books of Maccabees, and by Josephus , but also prophetically covered in the book of Daniel as the cleansing of the sanctuary.
I give thanks that we as temples of God, have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus.