3Psalm 27:1-7 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread?When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh,My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.Though a host encamp against me, my heart will not fear;Though war arise against me, in spite of this I shall be confident.One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek:That I may dwell in the house of the Lordall the days of my life,To behold the beauty of the Lord,and to meditate in His temple.
4For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle;In the secret place of His tent He will hide me;He will lift me up on a rock.And now my head will be lifted upabove my enemies around me;And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy;I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice,And be gracious to me and answer me.
6Exodus 25:31-40 The Golden Lampstand You shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand and its base and its shaft are to be made of hammered work; its cups, its bulbs and its flowers shall be of one piece with it. “And six branches shall go out from its sides; three branches of the lampstand from its one side, and three branches of the lampstand from its other side.
7“Three cups shall be shaped like almond blossoms in the one branch, a bulb and a flower, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bulb and a flower—so for six branches going out from the lampstand; and in the lampstand four cups shaped like almond blossoms, its bulbs and its flowers. “And a bulb shall be under the first pair of branches coming out of it, and a bulb under the second pair of branches coming out of it, and a bulb under the third pair of branches coming out of it, for the six branches coming out of the lampstand.
8“Their bulbs and their branches shall be of one piece with it; all of it shall be one piece of hammered work of pure gold. “Then you shall make its lamps seven in number; and they shall mount its lamps so as to shed light on the space in front of it. “And its snuffers and their trays shall be of pure gold. “It shall be made from a talent of pure gold, with all these utensils. “And see that you make them after the pattern for them, which was shown to you on the mountain.”
9Blessing after the Torah Reading Reader: Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheynu melech ha-olahm, Asher natan lanu Torah emet, V’chayay olahm natah b’tochenu. Baruch atah Adonai, noteyn ha-Torah. Ah-meyn.Blessing after the Torah Reading
10Blessing after the Torah Reading All:Blessed are You, O Lord our God,King of the UniverseWho has given us aTorah of Truth,And has planted eternal life in our midst.Blessed are You O Lord, Giver of the Torah. Amen
14Eytz cha-yim (Tree of Life) All:It is a tree of life to those who take hold of it,And those who support it are praiseworthy.Its ways are ways of pleasantness,And all its paths are peace.Bring us back to You, Lord,And we shall come.Renew our days as of old.
15The Lighting of the Hanukkah Candles Please come forward to help your children light theHanukkah Candles.
17!l;/[h; &l,m, Wnyhel¿a> y:yÒ hT;a' &WrB; Hanukkah Blessings!l;/[h; &l,m, Wnyhel¿a> y:yÒ hT;a' &WrB;wyt;/x]miB] Wnv;DÒqi rv,a'.hK;nUj} lv, rnE qylid]h'l] Wnq;ZÒjiwÒBaruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha'olam,asher kidashanu ba-mitzvotav v’Chizakanule-hadlik ner shel Chanukah.Blessed are You, O Lord our God,King of the Universe,Who has sanctified us with His commandments andstrengthens us to light the Hanukkah lights.
18!l;/[h; &l,m, Wnyhel¿a> y:yÒ hT;a' &WrB; !heh; !ymiY:B' Wny”te/ba}l' !ySinI hC;[;V,Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha'olam she'asa nisim la'avoteinu b'yamim ha'heym b'zman hazeh.Blessed are you, O Lord our God,King of the universe,who performed miracles for our ancestors, in those days, in this season.
19Al Hanissim We light these lights for the miracles and the wonders, Reader:We light these lights for the miracles and the wonders,Congregation:For the redemption and the battles that You made for our forefathersIn those days, at this season, through Your holy priests.During all eight days of Hanukkah these lights are holyAnd we are not permitted to make ordinary use of them,But only to look at them; in order to express thanks and praise to Your great NameFor Your miracles, Your wonders, and Your Salvation.
21The Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) Is a victory over Gentile domination of might.
22The Differences between The Jewish New YearsAndThe Gentile New Years
23The Jewish New Year coincides with Rosh Hashanah, The Feast of Trumpets The Gentile New Year coincides with the Winter Solstice.
24The Jewish New Yearinvolves an entire day of worship.The Gentile New Year involves a night of parties associated with drunkenness.
25The Jewish New YearInvolves introspection and seeking forgiveness and absolving sins.The Gentile New Year involves predictions and future resolutions and making commitments.
26The Jewish New YearInvolves eating apples and honey for a sweet year.The Gentile New Year involves eating black eye peas and hog jowl, for whatever reason.
27….you are this head of gold. Daniel 2:32 God Reveals Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream32 This image’shead was of fine gold,its chest and arms of silver,its belly and thighs of bronze,its legs of iron,its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.34 You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces.36 “This is the dream. Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king.37 You, O king,….you are this head of gold.
284 Gentile Kingdoms will arise 39 But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. 40 And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others.4 Gentile Kingdoms will arise
30Babylonian Empire Median Empire Mediterranean Babylonian Empire Egypt JudahBabylonian EmpireMedianEmpireMediterraneanEgyptBabylonian EmpireBabylon was based in what is now the southern part of the country of Iraq. Babylon was first an important power in about 1850 BC and then later in about 650 BC when they overcame the Assyrian empire. Although the oldest known alphabet comes from the Canaanites, the oldest known writing comes from the Babylonians.DISCUSSION QUESTION: What prophet of God was taken captive by the Babylonians? What happened to him in Babylonia?The book of Daniel tells us “1:1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia and put in the treasure-house of his god. 3 Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring in some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king's palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians. 5 The king assigned them a daily amount of food and wine from the king's table. They were to be trained for three years, and after that they were to enter the king's service. 6 Among these were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah . . .” Thus the story of the capture of Judah by the Babylonians is related to the story of Daniel.King Nebuchadnezzar boasted of his greatness in Daniel 4 and God struck him down. Later, Belshazzar became king. Finally, The Persians conquered the Babylonian empire.The Babylonian religion was polytheistic. They have a story of a great flood and a family that escaped with animals in a great boat that closely follows the flood story in the Bible.INDEX
31Persian Empire Persian Empire Mediterranean Egypt Judah INDEX The Persian empire first became prominent about 550 BC when King Cyrus conquered the Babylonian empire. Daniel was in exile in Babylon when the Persians conquered that city. Cyrus allowed many Jews to return to their homeland. Esther became queen to king Xerxes I. The Jews were allowed to take back many temple treasures and rebuild the temple as described in the stories of Exra and Nehemiah. The Persians controlled lands from Egypt to as far as India and as far north as modern day Turkey. They held their empire for about 200 years. In 333 BC, Alexander the great defeated them. Persian religion was based on the life of a herdsman.INDEX
32Alexander The Great Greek Empire JudahThe Empire of AlexanderIndiaMediterraneanEgyptAlthough Alexander the Great is not mentioned in the Bible. The effects of his empire made great impact on the New Testament. Greek became the language of business and ultimately the language that the New Testament was written in.INDEX
33Click to add title Roman Empire Click to add text Israel The Roman Empire spread from Great Britain to Israel and included Spain and Asia Minor.Roman EmpireClick to add titleClick to add textIsraelRoman EmpireRomeJudahBritainThe Roman empire was in control of much of the world during the time of Christ. The empire helped in the spread of Christianity by providing a highway system and relatively safety.INDEX
34Silver Chest Medo-Persian Bronze Waist –Greece Iron Legs-Roman Empire Gold Head– BabylonSilver Chest Medo-PersianBronze Waist –GreeceIron Legs-Roman EmpireRoman empire still influences most of the world. Government, language, and religion has dominated through out the ages.
354 Gentile Kingdoms will arise Two Legs-Roman EmpireWestern Roman EmpireEastern Roman EmpireThis empire will deteriorate and is destroyed by the Stone cut without hands.Psalm 118:2222The stone which the builders rejectedHas become the chief cornerstone.4 Gentile Kingdoms will arise
3644 And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it (the Stone) shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
37The Babylonian Empire no longer exists. The Jewish People are Preserved!The Medo-Persian Empire no longer exists.The Jewish People Remain!The Greek Empire no longer exists.The Jewish People continue to Worship God!The Roman Empire no longer exists*.Am Israel Chai! The Jewish People Live!
38Daniel’s Prophecy foretells of Hanukkah! 300 years before it happened.
39Vision of a Ram and a Goat The Goat overtakes the the Ram. Daniel 8:88 Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven. 9 And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land. 10 And it grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground, and trampled them. 11 He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down. 12 Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered.
40Greece was divided into Four Horn (Regions) Daniel 8:9 And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land.Greece was divided into Four Horn (Regions)ThraceMacedoniaEgyptSyria
41Antioch EpiphaniesAntiochus IV, ruled from 175 until 164 b.c. During his reign there was a Jewish squabble for the high priesthood on the part of Jason and Menelaus, and because of their misbehavior Antiochus visited Jerusalem in 169 and insisted on entering the holy of holies, and carried off some of the gold and silver vessels. Pressure from Egypt convinced him of the necessity to Hellenize the Jews.
42Antioch EpiphaniesMeasures against the Jewish religion were brutal and resulted in the cessation of the sacrifices in the Temple and the erection of a Greek altar on the site of the old one on 25 December 167. The revolt led by Mattathias of the house of Hashmon and his 5 sons led to the rededication of the Temple just 3 years later. Antiochus minted coins with his image and the title he called himself (Theos) Epiphanies ‘(god) manifest’, died on campaign in Media in 164.
45REVELATION 1:1212 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; 15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; 16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.
4620 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands (A Menorah): The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.
47The Glory of the New Jerusalem Revelation 21:22 22 ….I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. 24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. 25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). 26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it.
48Join us on the Fourth Night of Hanukkah Friday, December 7,2007 at 7:30 pmIf you have a menorah candles bring them!December 31st we will have a Gentile New Years party, talent show and family fun night! Goy to the World!
50The Priestly Blessing Numbers 6:24-26 .*r,m]v]yIwÒ y:yÒ *k]r,b;yÒ ;N<juywI *yl,ae wyn:P; y:yÒ raey: .!/lv; *l] !cey:wÒ *yl,ae wyn:P; y:yÒ aC;yIMay the Lord bless you, and keep you;May the Lord make His face to shine upon you,And be gracious unto you;May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you,And give you peace.