Then came the feast of the Dedication 1 in Jerusalem. 2
Then came the Feast of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter,
At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem;
It was now winter, and Jesus was in Jerusalem at the time of Hanukkah.
They were celebrating Hanukkah just then in Jerusalem. It was winter.
Then came the feast of the opening of the Temple in Jerusalem: it was winter;
At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter,
Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter.
the feast of the dedication
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the feast of the Dedication
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1 tn That is, Hanukkah or the ‘Festival of Lights.’ The Greek name for the feast, τὰ ἐγκαίνια (ta enkainia), literally means “renewal” and was used to translate Hanukkah which means “dedication.” The Greek noun, with its related verbs, was the standard term used in the LXX for the consecration of the altar of the Tabernacle (Num 7:10-11), the altar of the temple of Solomon (1 Kgs 8:63; 2 Chr 7:5), and the altar of the second temple (Ezra 6:16). The word is thus connected with the consecration of all the houses of God in the history of the nation of Israel.
sn The feast of the Dedication (also known as Hanukkah) was a feast celebrating annually the Maccabean victories of 165-164
2 map For location see Map5-B1; Map6-F3; Map7-E2; Map8-F2; Map10-B3; JP1-F4; JP2-F4; JP3-F4; JP4-F4.