John 10:22
New International Version
Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter,

New Living Translation
It was now winter, and Jesus was in Jerusalem at the time of Hanukkah, the Festival of Dedication.

English Standard Version
At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter,

Berean Study Bible
At that time the Feast of Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter,

Berean Literal Bible
At the time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter,

New American Standard Bible
At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem;

King James Bible
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the Festival of Dedication took place in Jerusalem, and it was winter.

Contemporary English Version
That winter, Jesus was in Jerusalem for the Temple Festival.

Good News Translation
It was winter, and the Festival of the Dedication of the Temple was being celebrated in Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the Festival of Dedication took place in Jerusalem, and it was winter.

International Standard Version
Now Hanukkah was taking place in Jerusalem. It was winter,

NET Bible
Then came the feast of the Dedication in Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
It was then the Feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem and it was winter.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Festival of the Dedication of the Temple took place in Jerusalem during the winter.

New American Standard 1977
At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they celebrated the dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter.

King James 2000 Bible
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

American King James Version
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

American Standard Version
And it was the feast of the dedication at Jerusalem:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it was the feast of the dedication at Jerusalem: and it was winter.

Darby Bible Translation
Now the feast of the dedication was celebrating at Jerusalem, and it was winter.

English Revised Version
And it was the feast of the dedication at Jerusalem: it was winter;

Webster's Bible Translation
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

Weymouth New Testament
The Dedication Festival came on in Jerusalem. It was winter,

World English Bible
It was the Feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
And the dedication in Jerusalem came, and it was winter,
Study Bible
The Unbelief of the Jews
21But others replied, “These are not the words of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?” 22At that time the Feast of Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23and Jesus was walking in the temple courts in Solomon’s Colonnade.…
Cross References
John 10:21
But others replied, "These are not the words of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"

John 10:23
and Jesus was walking in the temple courts in Solomon's Colonnade.

Treasury of Scripture

And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.







Lexicon
At that time
τότε (tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Feast of Dedication
ἐνκαίνια (enkainia)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1456: Neuter plural of a presumed compound from en and kainos; innovatives, i.e. renewal.

took place
Ἐγένετο (Egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Jerusalem.
Ἱεροσολύμοις (Hierosolymois)
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2414: The Greek form of the Hebrew name: Jerusalem. Of Hebrew origin; Hierosolyma

It was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

winter,
χειμὼν (cheimōn)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5494: From a derivative of cheo, meaning a storm; by implication, the rainy season, i.e. Winter.
(22) Between the last verse and this there is an interval of time which may be roughly taken as two months. Wieseler has calculated that the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles was on October 19, and the Feast of the Dedication on December 20. (See Chron. Synops., Eng. Trans., p. 435; and comp. Note on John 7:2, and Chronological Harmony of the Gospels, p. 35) In this interval we may with great probability place the events and teaching contained in Luke 10:1 to Luke 13:21, with the parallels in St. Matthew. (Comp. Note on Luke 10:1.) The connection suggests several points of interest:--

Verses 22-42. - 6. The oneness of Christ with the Father. The discourse at the Feast of Dedication, with its results. Verses 22-26. -

(1) The Feast of Dedication, and the excitement of the people. The paragraph is pregnant with meaning, arising from the place, the time, and the action of the Jews. It contains the discrimination between the Jews and those who were in spiritual union with himself, viz. his sheep. Then follow the characteristics and privileges of his sheep, which lead up to the climax in which he risks the deadly animosity of his hearers, by claiming identity of saving power with the Father. tic accounts for this by asserting what is expressive of positive consubstantiality with the Father. On any exegesis, this solemn announcement is a stupendous assumption of personal dignity, and was regarded by his hearers as blasphemous madness. Verse 22. - Now, the Feast of Dedication (the enkainia) was (celebrated) in Jerusalem. This feast is not elsewhere noticed in the New Testament. The account of its origin is found in 1 Macc. 4:36, etc.; 2 Macc. 10:1 - 8; Josephus, 'Ant.,' 12:07. 7. And it was winter. It was held on the 25th of Chisleu, which, in A.D. , would correspond with the 19th of December, in commemoration of the "renewal," reconsecration, of the temple by Judas Maccabaeus after the gross profanation of it by Antiochus Epiphanes (1 Macc. 1:20-60 1 Macc. 4:36-57). It occupied eight days, was distinguished by illumination of the city and temple and of other places throughout the land, and hence was called the "Feast of Lights." Many interesting peculiarities of this feast are detailed in Edersheim's 'Life of Jesus,' 2:228, etc. One feature was the increase night by night of the number of lights which commemorated the restoration of the temple. All fasting and public mourning were prohibited (see 'Moed. K.,' 3:9). The high enthusiasm of the people made them long for deliverance from the Roman yoke. The Jews would probably have eagerly accepted Jesus as Messiah if he had been ready to take up the role of a political leader. Doubtless he was the Christ of the Hebrew prophecies, and in his own human consciousness his high position swelled his loftiest thought; but he was not the Christ of their Jewish expectation. 10:22-30 All who have any thing to say to Christ, may find him in the temple. Christ would make us to believe; we make ourselves doubt. The Jews understood his meaning, but could not form his words into a full charge against him. He described the gracious disposition and happy state of his sheep; they heard and believed his word, followed him as his faithful disciples, and none of them should perish; for the Son and the Father were one. Thus he was able to defend his sheep against all their enemies, which proves that he claimed Divine power and perfection equally with the Father.
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