Skip to comments.Double Wonder: Hanukkah Miracle Recreated and Temple Incense Burned for First Time in 2,000 Years
Posted on 12/26/2017 10:01:18 AM PST by Carbonsteel
A scene straight from the Temple of Solomon was recreated on Tuesday evening when Kohanim lit the menorah, but even more wondrous than this sight was the fragrance that accompanied the event: for the first time in 2,000 years, incense was burned in the Biblically prescribed manner.
The Temple reenactment took place in the Gan Tekuma park adjacent to the Jewish Quarter inside of Jerusalems old city walls at 5:00 PM, just after sunset. The Kohanim (Jewish men of priestly descent) were dressed in priestly garments as described in the Bible.
(Excerpt) Read more at breakingisraelnews.com ...
wonderful! (but it would have been even more wonderful if the Jews had managed to defeat the Romans as the article says)
Reenactment. Like Civil War reenactors. Without the stamp of approval of Agudath Israel in the US and in Israel, it’s just play-acting.
We certainly live at an interesting juncture of history...we recognize Jerusalem...Menorah lit inside old city...world turning against Israel in UN vote...what a great time to be alive somebody is coming back soon....
So... the oil lamp burned for 8 days instead of one?...
ummm.. yep, its a miracle.... We should have a holiday for this- but it needs a name.... Hey Channuka, you come up with a name for it, OK?
Wasn’t the Romans they were dealing with......at this point in history these were the Syrian/Greeks
Without a doubt. As one who has spent a fair bit of time studying eschatology, I can say that I can't think of anything left that needs to fall into place before His return.... any day now.
The palestinians want the Jews in Israel to “share” Jerusalem (before trying to wipe them out). Fair being fair, the palestinians should share the Dome of The Rock and Temple grounds with the Jews. Let’s see how far fairness goes with muslim animals.
Don’t be hard hearted. Rehursals are needed. Judaism is full of rehursals and reenactments as a matter of course. For example, Sabbath. It is like a rehursals for when God and his wife finally come together. Or Passover which is a reenactment for the event of Moses leading the children of Israel out of slavery to the mountain of God to hear the word and become freemen to serve the All Mighty and Holy one. There are tons of examples of reenactments of history and yet to be prophetic events. This is one way in which this people have survived despite the odds, and continue to keep HaShem before their eyes throughout the dangerous journey called..life.
How can there ever be a temple, Herod’s or otherwise, without the Ark?
That's pretty funny. Who writes this stuff? A fellow named Adam Eliyahu apparently. It must be a prophecy regarding Edom then.
I figure it's like the concept of creating reality, where traditions end up becoming literal meanings. Flipped over stories.
Take, for example, the issue with the Christmas-Chanukah merge. Chanukah is the story of anti-assimilation, yet ironically it became the most secularized of holidays. Chanukah bushes and all that.
And this happens during the Torah and Haftarah readings that involve the reunion of Joseph and Jacob, and Joseph with his brothers. That is to say, it's another flipped over story.
All roads lead to Rome (Edom).
Rome---> Christianity---> Western Civ---> America
Rome (Edom) is the city famous for its domes. You can't make this stuff up.
Amen. It added poignancy to Christmas for me as I contemplated the shepherds and wise men hearing of the birth of the Messiah and looking at one another thinking, “Now? Can it be? In OUR LIFETIMES!!!”
Not necessarily a requirement, the Ark never resided in "Herod's" Temple. It disappeared about the time King Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the first Temple. Herod, King of the Jews, was at best a nominal Jew, he
Note 17, the Ark of the Covenant wasn’t in the second Temple
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