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Morrish Bible Dictionary
Dedication, Feast of
An annual Feast to celebrate the dedication of the Temple by Judas Maccabeus after it had been polluted by Antiochus Epiphanes, B.C. 165. John 10:22 . It commenced on the 25th of the month Chisleu, and lasted eight days. The dedication of the Temple under Ezra was on the 3rd of Adar, Ezra 6:15,16; but this was not made an annual feast. The dedication of the Temple under Solomon was at the Feast of Tabernacles. 1 Kings 8:2; 2 Chronicles 5:3 .
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Dedication, Feast of'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/d/dedication-feast-of.html. 1897.