Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Original Festival of Light. 25th Kislev.



Hanukkah or MiShKanah ? 25th Kislev Feast of Tabernacle (MiShKaN)

The Holy Day I celebrate is the Earlier one .... 2 Maccabees {10:6} And they celebrated for eight days with joy, in the manner of the Feast of Tabernacles, remembering that, a little time before, they had celebrated the solemn days of the Feast of Tabernacles in mountains and caves, in the manner of wild beasts.

[2 Maccabees 10] {10:1} But Maccabeus and those who were with him, the Lord protecting them, even recovered the temple and the city. {10:2} Then he demolished the altars, which the foreigners had constructed in the streets, and likewise the shrines. {10:3} And, having purged the temple, they made another altar. And, taking glowing stones from the fire, they began to offer sacrifices again after two years, and they set out incense, and lamps, and the bread of the Presence. {10:4} Having done these things, they petitioned the Lord, lying prostrate on the ground, lest they should fall once more into such evils, but also, if they should at any time sin, that they might be chastised by him more mildly, and not be delivered over to barbarians and blasphemous men. {10:5} Then, on the day that the temple had been polluted by the foreigners, it happened on the same day that the purification was accomplished, on the twenty-fifth day of the month, which was Kislev. {10:6} And they celebrated for eight days with joy, in the manner of the Feast of Tabernacles, remembering that, a little time before, they had celebrated the solemn days of the Feast of Tabernacles in mountains and caves, in the manner of wild beasts. {10:7} Because of this, they now preferred to carry boughs and green branches and palms, for him who had prospered the cleansing of his place. {10:8} And they decreed a common precept and decree, that all the people of the Jews should keep those days every year

2 Maccabees {10:5} Then, on the day that the temple had been polluted by the foreigners, it happened on the same day that the purification was accomplished, on the twenty-fifth day of the month, which was Kislev. {10:6} And they celebrated for eight days with joy, in the manner of the Feast of Tabernacles, remembering that, a little time before, they had celebrated the solemn days of the Feast of Tabernacles in mountains and caves, in the manner of wild beasts. {10:7} Because of this, they now preferred to carry boughs and green branches and palms, for him who had prospered the cleansing of his place. {10:8} And they decreed a common precept and decree, that all the people of the Jews should keep those days every year

So .... Who (will) Dwell ! (Mi ShKN) .... Merry Mishkan ! 25 Kislev - (1312 BCE) - Mishkan completed
The vessels, tapestries, wall sections and other components of the Mishkan (the portable sanctuary or "Tabernacle" which was built under Moses' direction to house the Divine Presence during the Israelites' journeys through the desert) were completed on the 25th of Kislev of the Hebrew year 2449 (1312 BCE).

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