The Feast of Lights – A Historical Study
Every generation faces its own unique challenges, but some challenges remain for each generation to face. Assimilation to the popular culture is one of those challenges each of us will face. Where can we look to find examples of those who overcame and faithfully followed the Lord? Introducing, the Feast of Lights, also called the Feast of Dedication.
Step back to the time between the last events of the Old Testament and the first events of the New Testament. About 400 years separate the testaments and this is often referred to as the 400 Silent Years or the Intertestamental Period. However, as you will see, God was not silent during this time but working actively among His people. Our study takes place around 160 BC, in the land of Judea. The stories of these brave men and women were commemorated in the holiday we know today as Chanukah or the Feast of Dedication or the Feast of Lights.
Using the extra-biblical book of 1 Maccabees, you will introduce your students to the family of Mattathias. A faithful Jewish family living two centuries before Jesus.
In this study you will:
- Meet Mattathias and his sons, the Maccabees
- Learn about the efforts of the Greeks to convert the Jewish to Hellenism
- Discover how this faithful family worked to unite those dedicated to God
- See what they endured to remain faithful to God
- Watch as they lead the army to reclaim the Temple mount
- See how the celebrated the Feast of Dedication also known as Chanukah
Every generation will be tempted to assimilate to the culture around them. This is one story that will encourage your students to be faithful and courageous in the times in which they live! There is no better time to start study the Feast of Dedication than now! Order today.
Note: 1 and 2 Maccabees are not part of the canon of the Protestant Bible, and thus we treat them as we do any other historical book.
7 Weekly Lessons or 27 Daily Lessons
Student & Traceable Books: contains the timeline, lesson pages with room to draw, lesson review questions, and memory verses. The traceable student book contains the same information as the student book but has stick figure images to trace. 48 pages.
Format: 3-Hole punched and ready for your notebook.
Teacher Book: timeline and narrative, lesson notes, stick figure drawings, lesson pages, maps, memory verses, review questions and answers. 72 pages.
Format:3-Hole punched and ready for your notebook.
Please Note: Changing book titles from The Maccabees to The Feast of Lights so books and files may still have old titles and images on covers and in books.
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