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This week (December 15) on Shabbat Night Live, the Feasts of the LORD are the key to understanding the Gospel – and so is the often-dismissed feast of Hanukkah. In fact, the events of Hanukkah began with a prophetic vision from Daniel, which has at least two fulfillments.


Michael Rood shares that vision along with a behind-the-scenes account of the Maccabees and the subsequent account of Yeshua’s visit to the Temple. It’s all tonight in our Hanukkah Double Header special!

Watch the episode — included in this blog post.

While you watch, consider the questions below. The timeline for each discussion topic in the video is noted on each question. Post your answers in the comments section, and let’s get some discussion going!

  1. What is the name of the translator who wrote the complete Jewish Bible?
  2. What is the name of the book that was removed from the original 1611 King James version of the Bible by the American and British Bible societies in 1885?
  3. What is the name of the feast that Yeshua goes up to in the gospel of John, which is also known as the Feast of Dedication?
  4. What is the name of the mountain that the Samaritans worship in, according to their tenth Torah commandment?
  5. What did Yeshua say to James and John when they wanted to call fire down from heaven to consume the Samaritans who rejected them?
  6. What is the name of the feast that Yeshua celebrated by sending out 70 disciples to the villages of Israel, and what did it symbolize?
  7. What was the name of the great day of the feast when Yeshua prophesied about the latter rain outpouring, and what does it mean in Hebrew?
  8. What law did Yeshua break by healing a man who was lame for 38 years on the Sabbath, and who invented that law?
  9. What did Yeshua tell his disciples to rejoice in, rather than the spirits being subject to them?
  10. How did Yeshua describe what he saw when his disciples interfered with Satan’s subjects?
  11. What are the two feasts of the Jews that are related to the book of Daniel?
  12. Who said to Daniel that the prophecies he received were sealed up until the last days?
  13. What was the name of the pagan festival that coincided with the 25th day of the ninth month, when the Seleucids sacrificed a pig on the altar of Zeus and killed the Jewish women and children?
  14. What is the term that means “the hammer” in Hebrew and was used as an epithet for Judah, the son of Matthias?
  15. What was the name of the Greek god after whom the Seleucid general Apollonius was named?
  16. How did Judah obtain the sword of Apollonius, and what did he do with it?
  17. What did Judah say to his followers when they faced a much larger army of Seron and his allies?
  18. What was the religious motivation of Judah and his men to resist the Seleucid policies and cults?
  19. How many of Seron’s soldiers did Judah and his men kill at the battle of Beth-horon?
  20. How did Judah’s fame spread among the nations after his victories?

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