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Does Chanukah Commemorate War or Peace?

Two Versions of the Timeline of the Maccabee's Victory

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Does Chanukah Commemorate War or Peace?: Two Versions of the Timeline of the Maccabee's Victory

Among the early Talmudic commentaries, there are two opinions about the chronology of events commemorated on Chanukah. One says that the war was won on the 24th of Kislev and that the first day of Chanukah, the 25th of Kislev, is the anniversary of the first day of peace. The other says that on one day, the 25th of Kislev, the Maccabees both won the war and rededicated the Temple.
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