feast of dedicationA Jewish feast that lasted eight days, often occurring in the month of Kislev; it was a time to celebrate restoration and consecration of the Temple; this festival began around 165 to 164 BC under the Maccabees; tradition states that when the seven-branch Menorah was lit it burned for eight days, using only one day's supply of oil. (Also known as Feast of Lights)Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, John 10:22

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