As a gentile raised in an actively Christian household I had a fascination with Jewish holidays. Well, back in December I finally satiated some of this fascination by making a video about the historical background of Hanukkah on my YouTube Channel. Take a look!
If you’re interested in digging into the subject deeper I have some Amazon Affiliate Links to the sources I used in making the video.
“Josephus: The Complete Works”
“A History of Israel, From the Bronze Age Through the Jewish Wars”, by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.
“I Maccabees: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary”, by Jonathan A. Goldstein
“II Maccabees: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary”, By Johnathan A. Goldstein