Definition of Feast of lights
1. Noun. (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC.
Category relationships: Judaism
Generic synonyms: Jewish Holy Day
Group relationships: Chislev, Kislev, Tebet, Tevet
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Literary usage of Feast of lights
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1. The Standard Book of Jewish Verse by Joseph Friedlander, George Alexander Kohut (1917)
"The Feast of Lights l^INDLE the taper like the steadfast star "• Ablaze on evening's forehead o'er the earth, And add each night a lustre till afar An ..."
2. Selections for Homes and Schools by Marion L. Simons Misch (1911)
"THE feast of lights 24! But chiefly when Thy liberal hand Scatters new plenty o'er ... JOHN HAMPDEN GURNEY THE feast of lights Kindle the taper like the ..."
3. The Popular and Critical Bible Encyclopædia and Scriptural Dictionary, Fully by Samuel Fallows, Andrew Constantinides Zenos, Herbert Lockwood Willett (1910)
"... called the feast of lights; perhaps, he says, because this good fortune, of restoring the temple to its ancient use, appeared to the Jews as a new day. ..."