How significant an impact did the Maccabees leave on First Century Judaism?
The holiday of Chanukah, or the Festival of Dedication, is full of many customs and traditions that give our celebration great life and depth.
Why is there a nine-branched menorah used for Chanukah, when there was a seven-branched menorah used in the Temple?
Where can I find information about the menorah being lit for eight days, on one cruse of oil, following the Maccabees’ rededication of the Temple?
What can you tell me about the Feast of Dedication being celebrated in place of Sukkot by the Maccabees when they rededicated the Temple?
In what way did Antiochus Epiphanes commit the “Abomination of Desolation”? I thought this was a future event.