1 sn It was winter. The feast began on 25 Kislev, in November-December of the modern Gregorian calendar.
2 tn Grk “in the temple.”
3 tn Or “portico,” “colonnade”; Grk “stoa.”
sn Solomon’s Portico was a covered walkway formed by rows of columns supporting a roof and open on the inner side facing the center of the temple complex.