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GREEK: 1456 egkainia egkainia
NAVE: Dedication
Thassi | That Day | The | the chief eunuch | the constellations | the feast of the Dedication | the Geshurites | The God of Israel is God | the native Hebraic Jews | The people of Asher | The Skull

the feast of the Dedication

In Bible versions:

the feast of the Dedication: NET
Dedication, The Feast of the: AVS TEV
the Feast of Dedication: NIV
Dedication: NRSV NASB
The celebration of Hanukkah commemorating the dedication of the temple by Judas Maccabeus


Strongs #1456: egkainia egkainia

1) dedication, consecration
1a) in particular the annual feast celebrated eight days beginning
in the 25th of Chislev (middle of our December), instituted by
Judas Maccabaeus [164 BC] in memory of the cleansing of the
temple from the pollution of Antiochus Epiphanes

1456 egkainia eng-kah'-ee-nee-ah

neuter plural of a presumed compound from 1722 and 2537; innovatives,
i.e. (specially) renewal (of religious services after the Antiochian
see GREEK for 1722
see GREEK for 2537

Dedication [NAVE]

Law concerning dedicated things, Lev. 27; Num. 18:14; 1 Chr. 26:26, 27.
Must be without blemish, Lev. 22:18-23; Mal. 1:14.
Not redeemable, Lev. 27:28, 29.
Offering must be voluntary, Lev. 1:3; 22:19.
See: Offerings; Vows.
Of the tabernacle, Num. 7.
Solomon's temple, 1 Kin. 8; 2 Chr. 7:5.
Second temple, Ezra 6:16, 17.
Of the wall of Jerusalem, Neh. 12:27-43.
Of houses, Deut. 20:5.
Of Samuel by his mother, 1 Sam. 1:11, 22.
Of Self. See: Consecration.
For instances of liberality in dedicated things, See: Liberality.
Feast of, John 10:22.
See 1 Kin. 8:65; 2 Chr. 7:8-10.


DEDICATE; DEDICATION - ded'-i-kat, ded-ika'-shun (chanukkah, "initiation," "consecration"; qadhesh, "to be clean," "sanctify"; cherem, "a thing devoted (to God)"): Often used in Hebrew of the consecration of persons, but usually in the English Versions of the Bible of the setting apart of things to a sacred use, as of the altar (Nu 7:10 f,84,88; compare Dan 3:2,3, "the dedication of the image"), of silver and gold (2 Sam 8:11; 2 Ki 12:4), of the Temple (1 Ki 8:63; Ezr 6:16 f; compare Ex 29:44), of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh 12:27), of private dwellings (Dt 20:5). the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes "devoted" for "dedicated" in Ezek 44:29.


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