What the scriptures say about
(as of the Temple)
To consecrate something for sacred, holy use
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1 Kings 8; 2 Chronicles 5, 6, 7

DEDICATION [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

(John 10:22,42), i.e., the feast of the renewing. It was instituted B.C. 164 to commemorate the purging of the temple after its pollution by Antiochus Epiphanes (B.C. 167), and the rebuilding of the altar after the Syrian invaders had been driven out by Judas Maccabaeus. It lasted for eight days, beginning on the 25th of the month Chisleu (December), which was often a period of heavy rains (Ezra 10:9,13). It was an occasion of much rejoicing and festivity.

But there were other dedications of the temple.

(1) That of Solomon's temple (1 Kings 8:2; 2Chr 5:3);

(2) the dedication in the days of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29); and

(3) the dedication of the temple after the Captivity (Ezra 6:16).

DEDICATION [Smith's Bible Dictionary]

the festival instituted to commemorate the purging of the temple and the rebuilding of the altar after Judas Maccabbeus had driven out the Syrians, B.C. 164. 1 Macc. 4:52-59. It is named only once in the canonical Scriptures. (John 10:22) It commenced on the 25th of Chisleu (early in December), the anniversary of the pollution of the temple by Antiochus Epiphanes, B.C. 167. Like the great Mosaic feasts, it lasted eight days, but it did not require attendance at Jerusalem. It was an occasion of much festivity, and was celebrated in nearly the same manner as the feast of tabernacles, with the carrying of branches of trees and with much singing. In the temple at Jerusalem the "Hallel" was sung every day of the feast.

DEDICATE, DEDICATION [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

ded'-i-kat, ded-ika'-shun (chanukkah, "initiation," "consecration"; qadhesh, "to be clean," "sanctify"; cherem, "a thing devoted (to God)"):
Often used in Hebrew of the consecration of persons, but usually in the English Versions of the Bible of the setting apart
of things to a sacred use, as of the altar (Numbers 7:10 f,84,88; compare Daniel 3:2-3, "the dedication of the image"),

of silver and gold (2 Samuel 8:11; 2 Kings 12:4),

of the Temple (1 Kings 8:63; Ezra 6:16 f; compare Exodus 29:44),

of the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:27),

of private dwellings (Deuteronomy 20:5).

The Revised Version (British and American) substitutes "devoted" for "dedicated" in Ezekiel 44:29.



ded-i-ka'-shun (ta egkainia, John 10:22):

A feast held by the Jews throughout the country for eight days, commencing on the 25th Kiclev (December), in commemoration of the cleansing of the temple and dedication of the altar by Judas Maccabeus after their desecration by Antiochus Epiphanes (1 Macc 4:56,59). The feast was to be kept "with mirth and gladness." 2 Macc 10:6,7 says it was kept like the Feast of the Tabernacles, with the carrying of palm and other branches, and the singing of psalms. Josephus calls it "Lights," from the joy which accompanied it (Ant., XII, vii, 7). At this winter feast Jesus delivered in the temple the discourse recorded in John 10:24 ff, at Jerusalem.

James Orr

DEDICATION [Thompson Chain Reference]
# Feast of

    * Dedication, held the 25th of Chisleu (December), to commemorate the reconsecration of the temple after its pollution by the Syrians
    * John 10:22

# Personal

    * SEE Consecration

# Of Offerings

    * Acceptable
          o Leviticus 1:4
          o Isaiah 56:7
          o Romans 12:1
          o Philippians 4:18
          o Hebrews 13:16
          o 1 Peter 2:5
          o SEE Unblemished
    * Burnt
          o Exodus 29:18
          o Leviticus 6:9
          o Leviticus 8:18
          o Leviticus 9:2
          o Numbers 28:3
          o Numbers 29:6
          o Joshua 8:31
          o 1 Samuel 6:15
          o 1 Samuel 7:9
          o 2 Samuel 24:25
          o 1 Kings 3:4
          o 1 Chronicles 16:40
          o 2 Chronicles 13:11
          o Ezra 3:3
    * Drink
          o Genesis 35:14
          o Exodus 29:40
          o Leviticus 23:13
          o Numbers 15:5
          o Numbers 28:7
          o 2 Kings 16:13
          o Ezra 7:17
    * Freewill
          o Numbers 15:3
          o Numbers 29:39
          o Deuteronomy 12:6
          o Deuteronomy 16:10
          o Deuteronomy 23:23
          o 2 Chronicles 31:14
          o Ezra 1:4
          o Ezra 3:5
          o Ezra 7:16
          o Ezra 8:28
          o Psalms 119:108
    * Heave
          o Exodus 29:27
          o Leviticus 7:14
          o Leviticus 7:32
          o Numbers 18:8
          o Numbers 31:29
    * Meal, or Meat
          o Leviticus 2:1
          o Leviticus 6:14
          o Leviticus 9:17
          o Leviticus 10:12
          o Leviticus 23:18
    * Peace
          o Exodus 20:24
          o Exodus 24:5
          o Exodus 29:28
          o Leviticus 3:6
          o Leviticus 7:11
          o Leviticus 7:29
          o Leviticus 9:4
          o Leviticus 9:18
          o Leviticus 19:5
          o Numbers 6:14
          o Numbers 7:17
          o Numbers 10:10
    * Sin
          o Exodus 29:14
          o Exodus 30:10
          o Leviticus 4:3
          o Leviticus 6:25
          o Leviticus 9:2
          o Leviticus 9:15
          o Leviticus 10:17
          o Numbers 6:11
          o Numbers 8:8
          o Numbers 15:27
          o Hebrews 9:13
          o Hebrews 10:11
    * Thank
          o Leviticus 7:12
          o Leviticus 22:29
          o 2 Chronicles 29:31
          o 2 Chronicles 33:16
          o Psalms 116:17
          o Jeremiah 33:11
          o SEE Thanksgiving
          o SEE Sacrifices
    * Trespass
          o Leviticus 5:6
          o Leviticus 6:6
          o Leviticus 7:1
          o Leviticus 14:12
          o Leviticus 19:21
          o 1 Samuel 6:3
          o 2 Kings 12:16
          o Ezra 10:19
    * Unacceptable
          o Genesis 4:5
          o Leviticus 7:18
          o 1 Samuel 13:9
          o Psalms 50:9
          o Proverbs 15:8
          o Isaiah 1:11
          o Isaiah 66:3
          o Jeremiah 6:20
          o Jeremiah 14:12
          o Hosea 8:13
          o Amos 5:22
          o Malachi 1:8
    * Wave
          o Exodus 29:24
          o Leviticus 7:30
          o Leviticus 8:27
          o Leviticus 10:14
          o Numbers 5:25
          o Numbers 18:11
    * Withheld
          o SEE Offerings
          o SEE Giving
          o SEE Benevolence
          o SEE Tithes, Giving of
          o SEE Liberality
          o SEE Sacrifices

# Of the Tabernacle

    * Exodus 40:1-38

# Of Solomon's Temple

    * 1 Kings 8:1-66

# Of the Wall of Jerusalem

    * Nehemiah 12:27

# Personal

    * SEE Consecration 

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