Who were the Macabees?

The Maccabees are the heroes of Hanukkah, but few Christians are aware of their story. In an effort to further educate Christians about our connection to the Jewish People, I present the story of these zealots for religious freedom. Setting the Stage: Bible believers...
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

The name “Maccabee” is well known to history as the Jewish family who fought for religious freedom against a Greek King who proclaimed himself to be a god. Despite the fact that this year millions of Jews around the world, as well as an increasing number of...

Eight Facts about Hanukkah all Christians should Know

1) Does Hanukkah Celebrate War? Some people falsely claim Hanukkah remembers a Jewish victory in war, but this is not the case. Hanukkah means “dedication”, referring to the purification of the Temple in Jerusalem and its rededication to God after it had been profaned...

Why is Hanukkah Still Relevant?

“The generals of Antiochus’ armies having been defeated so often, Judah Maccabee assembled the people and told them that after the many victories which God had given them they ought to go up to Jerusalem and purify the Temple and offer the appointed sacrifices.”...