Dedication Feast of the
Who satisfies your mouth with good things… Psalm 103:5a Psalm 37: 3 declares: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” There, the
In the first half of Psalm 103:4, God redeems us. Then, with only the separation of the pause of a comma, in the second half of the same verse, He crowns us. In other words,
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
“(John 10:22, 42), i.e., the feast of the renewing. It was” instituted B.C. 164 to commemorate the purging of the temple “after its pollution by Antiochus Epiphanes (B.C. 167), and the” rebuilding of the altar after the Syrian invaders had been “driven out by Judas Maccabaeus. It lasted for eight days,” “beginning on the 25th of the month Chisleu (December), which was” “often a period of heavy rains (Ezra 10:9, 13). It was an” occasion of much rejoicing and festivity. “But there were other dedications of the temple. (1) That of Solomon’s temple (1 Kings 8:2; 2 Chr. 5:3); (2) the dedication in the days of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29); and (3) the dedication of the temple after the Captivity (Ezra 6:16).
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