Hanukkah More Than Jewish Holiday
#1 Dec 18, 2012
The Menorah symbolizes Moses' Burning Bush.
The 8-day Hanukkah miracle prophesies 8 generations to the birth of the savior, who in a watershed replaced Levi with Judah as the priestly clan.
#2 Dec 18, 2012
The 7 branch Menorah is described in Shemot 25:31 in great detail. It was ordered by G-d to be built for the tabernacle and symbolizes that the Hebrews are to be a light onto all nations (Isaih 42:6). The 9 branch Chanukiyah is described in the Talmud to commemorate the miracle of oil and lights (Shabbat 21a).
The Chanukah miracle happened in 165 BCE. That's not even 5 generations. According to Matthew a generation between the captivity and 0 CE was about 38 years (Matthew 1:17).
#3 Dec 20, 2012
It figures someone would counter with conventional wisdom. But that's why I posted this - to make people think. Most of original Cabala was rewritten along with later books, including Bible, to deter seekers from the God's original intent for us. So you quote gobble-de-gook to appear as if you're smart.
A generation is 20 years. Do the research; don't rely on popular mish-mash.
#4 Dec 20, 2012
It is you who is relying upon conventional wisdom as opposed to historical and scriptural truth. The concept of a generation changes over time depending upon life expectancy.
Matthew says that it is 14 generations between the captivity and 0 CE. The captivity began in 597 BCE and ended in 538 BCE. 597 years divided by 14 is 42+; 538 years divided by 14 is 38+ years.
Between you and Matthew, who are we to believe?
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