The Maccabees and the Lead Up to the First Hanukkah
This year (2009) the Jewish festival of Hanukkah begins at sundown on Friday December 11. Did you know that Christ once gave a fantastic Hanukkah sermon? If not, look for a post on the significance of Christ's great Hanukkah speech from the Gospel of John on December 11th.
Here's a preview: If you know a few details about Hanukkah, you'll have a better appreciation of Christ's claim that He is fully divine given what He said in the context of the Jewish feast fn Hanukkah.
Check back on December 11th to learn more. Till then...