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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Feasts, Jewish, of Dedication
A feast in commemoration of the purification of the Temple and the rebuilding of the altar by Judas Maccabæus in 164 B.C., after profanation of them by the Syrians:
festival in April on the anniversary of the exodus from Egypt, and which lasted eight days, the first and the last days of solemn religious assembly:
feast celebrated on the fiftieth day after the second of the Passover, in commemoration of the giving of the law on Mount Sinai; both this feast and the Passover were celebrated in connection with harvest, what was presented in one in the form of a sheaf being in the other presented as a loaf of bread:
feast in commemoration of the preservation of the Jews from the wholesale threatened massacre of the race in Persia at the instigation of Haman:
festival of eight days in memory of the wandering tentlife of the people in the wilderness, observed by the people dwelling in bowers made of branches erected on the streets or the roofs of the house; it was the Feast of Ingathering as well.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Feasts, Jewish, of Dedication'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/feasts-jewish-of-dedication.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.