Temple built by Zerubbabel is purified and rededicated

The Temple built by Zerubbabel was purified 14th December 164BC. From this act of dedication, we have the Feast of Lights or the Feast of Dedication, also known as Hanukkah.

Zerubbabel had this temple built in 516BC and it lasted until AD70.

Herod remodeled this temple during his reign.

Zerubbabel in Hebrew means: offspring of Babylon.
Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, from the tribe of Judah, was the governor of Jerusalem and Joshua the son of Jehozadak was the high priest.

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