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The historical account of Khanukkah occurred in the second century BC. It is about the Jews who were under Anitochus' rule in Judea. Antiochus was an evil ruler who forced the Jewish people from following the Torah, and assimilate to the Greek pagan culture. Antiochus went even further and ultimately defiled 
hwhy's temple. One group of Jews, called the Maccabees, refused to submit to Antiochus' rule and revolted against his reign. They were against heavy odds with their forces against the mighty Greek army, but through a series of battles, the Maccabees defeated Antiochus' reign in the land and reclaimed Judea and the temple. They also cleansed hwhy's temple, rededicated it to Him, and claimed an eight day celebration for a remembrance of the temple's rededication starting on the 25th of Kislev. They called the feast celebration Khanukkah.

The Hebrew word for dedication is "khanukkah"- Khet, Nun, Kaph, Heh (
hknx). It is from Strong's concordance number 2598, and its defintion

From H2596; initiation, that is, consecration: - dedicating (-tion).

from 2596 khanakh (
Knx), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to narrow (compare H2614); figuratively to initiate or discipline: - dedicate, train up.

This is a PDF of all five books of the Maccabees.
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Henry Cotton (1789-1879)- The Five Books Of Maccabees In English (1832)

Note: the 1st and 2nd Maccabees commonly in the Apocrypha is the 2nd and 3rd books in Cotton's book.

There is a possiblilty that this account occurred during the time of Khanukkah, and it is in the book of Genesis

Genesis 20:1-24

Gen 20:1 And Abraham pulled up from there to the land of the Negeb, and dwelled between Kadesh and between Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. 2 And Abraham said to
ta-Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. 3 And Elohim came to Abimelech in the dream of the night, and said to him, Behold, you are dead, upon the woman whom you have taken; and she is married to a husband. 4 And Abimelech had not come near to her: and said, Adonai, Also the nation, a righteous one, will you slay? 5 That not she said to me, She is my sister? and she, even she said her, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my palms I have done this. 6 And The Elohim said to him in the dream, Also, I, I know that in the integrity of your heart, you did this; and I withheld, also I, you from sinning to me: upon thus, I did not allow you to touch to her. 7 And now, restore the wife of the man; for he is a prophet, and will pray over you, and live: and if you do not restore, know that dying, you shall die, you, and all that are to you.

8 And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called for all his servants, and spoke
ta-all these words in their ears: and the men, they were afraid much. 9 And Abimelech called to Abraham, and said to him, What have you done to us? and what is my sin to you, that you have brought upon me and upon my kingdom a great sin? deeds that not should have been done, you have done unto me. 10 And Abimelech said to Abraham, What did you see, that you have done ta-this thing? 11 And Abraham said, For I thought, Surely the fear of Elohim is not in this place; and will slay me upon the matter of my wife. 12 And also, truly is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became to me for a wife. 13 And was, as when Elohim had made me wander from the house of my father, and I said to her, This is your kindness which you shalt do unto me; to every place which we shall come there, say of me, He is my brother.

14 And Abimelech took flocks, and herds, and male servants, and female servants, and gave to Abraham, and returned to him
ta Sarah his wife. 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is to your face: in the goodness in your eyes dwell. 16 And to Sarah said, Behold, I have given a thousand silver to your brother: behold, he is to you a covering of the eyes, to all who are with you, and with ta all: and you were justified. 17 And Abraham prayed to The Elohim: and Elohim healed ta-Abimelech, and ta-his wife, and his concubines; and they birthed. 18 For closing, hwhy closed up every womb of the house of Abimelech, upon the matter of Sarah wife of Abraham.

This chapter comes after the previous chapter's account of Sarah giving birth to Isaac. This chapter backtracks to an earlier account, and it could have occurred around the time of the conception for Sarah which would fit in the time of Khanukkah.


These are the accounts of Khanukkah in the Brith Khadashah

Luke 1:24-48

Luke 1:24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, 25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men. 26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from 
hwhy unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, hwhy is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with hwhy. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name YESHUA. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and hwhy Elohim shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Ruakh HaKodesh shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of Elohim. 36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 37 For with hwhy nothing shall be impossible. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of hwhy; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Yeshua the Messiah was conceived during the festival of Khanukkah, and nine months later, Yeshua would have been born on the first day of Sukkoth.

Verse thirty seven was the same thing that 
hwhy said to Abraham and Sarah in Genesis chapter eighteen


Gen 18:14 Is a word too hard from
hwhy? By the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and to Sarah shall be a son.

Nothing is too hard for 
hwhy, even conceiving in a young woman or an old woman like He did with Mary's cousin Elizabeth six months earlier.


Yeshua also observed Khanukkah as noted in the Gospel of John


Joh 10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the Feast of the Dedication [Khanukkah], and it was winter. 23 And Yeshua walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. 24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Messiah, tell us plainly. 25 Yeshua answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one. 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Yeshua answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself Elohim. 34 Yeshua answered them, Is it not written in your Torah, I said, Ye are elohim? 35 If he called them elohim, unto whom the word of 
hwhy came, and the scripture cannot be broken; 36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of Elohim? 37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. 39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand, 40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode. 41 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true. 42 And many believed on him there.


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There are many teachings on Khanukkah. Here are some of them:


Hanukkah - A Prophecy of the End of Days

Eddie Chumney- Hanukkah


Hanukkah and the End Times (2013)

Mark Biltz- Hanukkah And The End Times


The Ancient Hebrew Roots of Hanukkah

Nehemiah Gordon- The Ancient Hebrew Roots Of Hanukkah


Mysteries of the Bible: Maccabees: Revolution and Redemption- The Story of Hanukkah

(This is a documentary program of the Maccabees that aired on PBS. It is interesting to watch)




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AVIAD COHEN- Supersonics Vol. 1 - The Good News (2011)

Declaration of Truth (Yochanan 10:22-42)

First Book of The Maccabees Audio
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1st Book Of The Maccabees

Second Book of the Maccabees- Audio
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2nd Book Of The Maccabees

Third Book of the Maccabees- Audio (No text) in five parts
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3rd Book Of The Maccabees




A Taste Of Chanukah (Concert) (1999/2006)

Ocho Kandelikas
To me, this is the best version of this song.


I arranged a very short version of "In My Window". It is only 105 seconds long. I arranged them in two different keys.

In My Window (in F# Minor)

In My Window (in G Minor)


Gabriel's Message (1987)

Christesmas In Anglia, Early Music For Chirstmastide (1979)

Nowell, Nowell, This Is The Salutacion (15th Cent.)
(This song is about Gabriel's greeting to Mary)





GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL: Judas Maccabaeus (1746)
Perfromed by The Kings Consort; Robert King, conductor (1992)

George Frederick Handel- Judas Maccabaeus

This oratorio is 2 1/2 hours long. It comes in two compact discs.

Oratorio Libretto Text
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1. Overture: [Grave]-Allegro-Lentement-Allegro

2. Act 1: (Chorus: Israelites) Mourn, ye afflicted children

3. Act 1: Recitative (Israelitish Man) Well, may your sorrows, brethren, flow

4. Act 1: Duet (Israelitish Woman and Man) From this dread scene, theses adverse pow'rs

5. Act 1: (Chorus: Israelites) For Sion lamentation make

6. Act 1: Recitative (Israelitish Man) Not vain is all this storm of grief

7. Act 1: Air (Israelitish Man) Pious orgies, pious airs

8. Act 1: (Chorus: Israelites) Oh Father, whose almighty pow'r

9. Act 1: Recitative (Simon) I feel, I feel the Deity within

10. Act 1: Air (Simon) Arm, arm, ye brave! A noble cause

11. Act 1: Recitative (Judas Maccabaeus) Tis well, my friends; with transport I behold

12. Act 1: Air (Judas Maccabaeus) Call forth thy pow'rs, my soul, and dare

13. Act 1: Recitative (Israelitish Woman) To Heav'n's almighty King we kneel

14. Act 1: Air (Israelitish Woman) Oh liberty, thou choicest treasure

15. Act 1: Air (Israelitish Woman) Come, ever-smiling liberty

16. Act 1: Recitative (Israelitish Man) Oh Judas, may these noble views inspire

17. Act 1: Air (Israelitish Man) Tis liberty, dear liberty alone

18. Act 1: Duet (Israelitish Woman and Man) Come, ever-smiling liberty

19. Act 1: (Chorus: Israelites) Lead on. lead on! Judah disdains

20. Act 1: Recitative (Judas Maccabaeus) So will'd my father, now at rest

21. Act 1: (Semi-Chorus: Israelites) Disdainful of danger, we'll rush on the foe

22. Act 1: Recitative (Judas Maccabaeus) Ambition! if e'er honour was thine aim

23. Act 1: Air (Judas Maccabaeus) No unhallow'd desire

24. Act 1: Recitative (Israelitish Man) Haste we, my brethren, haste we to the field

25. Act 1: (Chorus: Israelites) Hear us, oh Lord, on Thee we call

26. Act 2: (Chorus: Israelites) Fall'n is the foe; so fall Thy foes, oh Lord!

27. Act 2: Recitative (Israetlitish Man) Victorious hero! Fame shall tell

28. Act 2: Air (Israelitish Man) So rapid thy course is

29. Act 2: Recitative (Israelitish Man) Well may we hope our freedom to receive

30. Act 2: Duet (Israelitish Woman and Man)/(Chorus: Israelites) Sion now her head shall raise

31. Act 2: Recitative (Israelitish Woman) Oh let eternal honours crown his name

32. Act 2: Aria (Israelitish Woman) From mighty kings he took the spoil

For numbers 11, and 26- After right click to save, right click the file to choose what program to open it with. Make sure it is the same format as the other tracks.


33. Act 2: Duet (Israelitish Woman and Man)/(Chorus: Israelites) Hail, hail, Judea. Happy land!

34. Act 2: Recitative (Judas Maccabaeus) Thanks to my brethren; but look up to Heav'n

35. Act 2: Air (Judas Maccabaeus) How vain is man, who boasts In fight

36. Act 2: Recitative (Messenger- countertenor) Oh Judas, oh my brethren!

37. Act 2: Air (Israelitish Woman)/(Chorus: Israelites) Ah! Wretched, Wretched Israel! Fall'n, how low

38. Act 2: Recitative (Simon) Be comforted, nor think these plagues are sent

39. Act 2: Air (Simon) The Lord worketh wonders

40. Act 2: Recitative (Judas Maccabaeus) My arms! Against this Gorgias will I go

41. Act 2: Air (Judas Maccabaeus) Sound an alarm! Your silver trumpets sound/(Chorus: Israelites) We hear, we the pleasing dreadful evil

42. Act 2: Recitative (Simon) Enough! To heav'n we leave the rest

43. Act 2: Air (Simon) With pious hearts, and brave as pious

44. Act 2: Recitative (Israelitish Man) Ye worshippers of God/(Israelitish Woman) No more in Sion let the virgin throng

45 Act 2: Air (Israelitish Woman) Wise man, flatt'ring, may deceive us

46 Act 2: Duet (Israelitish Woman and Man) Oh! Never, never bow we down/(Chorus: Israelites) We never, never will bow down

47. Act 3: Air (Priest) Father of Heav'n! From Thy eternal throne

48. Act 3: Recitative (Israelitish Man) See, see yon flames, that from the altar broke/(Israelitish Woman) Oh grant it, Heav'n, that our long woes may cease

49. Act 3: Air (Israelitish Woman) So shall the lute and harp awake

50. Act 3: Recitative (Messenger- countertenor) From Capharsalama on eagle wings I fly/(Messenger- bass) But lo! The conqueror comes; and on his spear

51. Act 3: (Chorus of Youths) See the conqu'ring hero comes!/(Chorus of Virgins) See the godlike youth advance!/(Chorus: Israelites) See, the conqu'ring hero comes!

52. Act 3: March

53. Act 3: (Chorus: Israelites) Sing unto God, and high affections raise

54. Act 3: Recitative (Judas Maccabaeus) Sweet flow the strains, that strike my feasted ear

55. Act 3: Air (Judas Maccabaeus) With honour let desert be crown'd

56. Act 3: Recitative (Eupolemus, the Jewish Ambassador to Rome) Peace to my countrymen; peace, and liberty

57. Act 3: (Chorus: Israelites) To our great God be all the honour giv'n

58. Act 3: Recitative (Israelitish Woman) Again to earth let gratitude descend

59. Act 3: Air (Israelitish Woman) Oh! lovely peace, with plenty crown'd

60. Act 3: Air (Simon) Rejoice, oh Judah! and, in songs divine/(Chorus: Israelites) Hallelujah! Amen

For numbers 34, 50, and 56- After right click to save, right click the file to choose what program to open it with. Make sure it is the same format as the other tracks.



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Hasmonean - A Hamilton Hanukkah (New Video)


Making Latkas (A new video)



Maccabeats- Candlelight


Maccabeats- Shine


Maccabeats- Miracle


Maccabeats- Burn

All About That Neis

Maccabeats- All About That Neis

STAND FOUR (Part of the Maccabeats Group)

Eight Nights

Stand Four- Eight Nights


A Hamilton Chanukah (introduced by President Barack Obana)


Watch Me


Shake It Off

Six13- Hanukkah (Shake It Off)

Chanukah Rights

Six13- Chanukah Rights


Haneirot Halalu (Chanukah Song) (with friends)
Click on the link


I Light It
(Chanukah Musical Remix)

Six13- I Light It (NSCY Chanukah Musical Remix Music)


Happy Hanukkah

Matisyahu- Happy Hunukkah

Matisyahu Performing Happy Hanukkah On The Jay Leno Show

Matisyahu- Happy Hanukkah On The Jay Leno Show


Matisyahu- Miracle

Miracle- Video Version

Matisyahu- Miracle, Video Version


Adam Sandler's Hanukkah Song

Neil Diamond- Adam Sandler's Hanukkah Song

PETER, PAUL AND MARY: A Holiday Concert (1988)

Peter, Paul And Mary- Don't Let The Light Go Out

Light One Candle
(A Khanukkah Song)

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(Note: It can only be played on Real Player)



The Old Testament (The Maccabees Movie) (1963)

 Though it is not accurate, it is worth watching. It is on You Tube. Get your popcorn ready and enjoy.

Just click the image

Maccabees Movie

This ends the information on Khanukkah.

I hope it is a benefit to you.

Any questions or comments can be written to


K'vod LaiYHWH



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