In a calendar quirk, the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving in 2013. The last time it happened was 1988. The overlap won’t occur again for another 79,000 years. As a Gentile Christian, I pay attention to Hanukkah, which celebrates the purification and rededication of the Jerusalem Temple in 165 BCE. It’s possible that Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth, born during the fall Biblical feasts (not Dec. 25), was conceived on Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights. Yeshua calls Himself the light of the world in John 8:12.

Written by Jeff King

Jeff is a retired newspaper journalist in the United States and follower of Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth

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