Hebrew Voices #57 – The Chinese Discover Hanukkah

Nehemia Gordon with two of his high school students he taught Hanukkah to in China.In this episode of Hebrew Voices, The Chinese Discover Haunukkah, Nehemia Gordon explains how he found himself teaching about Hanukkah, Christmas, and the ban on the Name, to hundreds of atheist high school students in China.

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War Without End

In this Support Team Study, War Without End, I visit the newly discovered "Acra" in the City of David. This was an ancient Greek fortress that menaced the very heart of ancient Jerusalem. The parallels to the Maccabean wars 2,200 years ago, and the headlines today, are uncanny and a living reminder of how the history of Israel repeats itself time and again.

The epistle of Antiochus VII demanding "Land for Peace", and the timeless response of Simeon the Maccabee in 134 BCE, could be en email exchange between the United Nations and Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu today.

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Information Unleashed – Nehemia Gordon (Open Door Series – Part 13)

In this video, Information Unleashed, Nehemia Gordon explains how the Hebrew Roots of Hanukkah reveal the origin of the pagan ban on God's holy name. Learn how Judah the Maccabee ignored the noise of the multitudes, to stand against the ban and reclaim the true miracle of this holiday by proclaiming His eternal name! Continue reading

Hebrew Voices #10 – Lost Tomb of the Maccabees (Rebroadcast)

Maccabee Tombs by Amit ReemIn this episode of Hebrew Voices, Lost Tomb of the Maccabees, Nehemia Gordon visits with Israeli archaeologist, Amit Reem, at the newly-discovered probable site of the Tomb of the Maccabees in Modi’in. Reem and Gordon once studied together at Hebrew University. Reem now works for the Israeli Antiquities Authority and is acquiring a PhD in archaeology. For the first twenty years of his career, Reem excavated the walls, fortifications and palaces of Jerusalem and thought he would be bored when reassigned to Modi’in, but has since become impassioned with the area and finding the lost tomb of the Maccabees. According to Reem, every inch of Israel is filled with marvelous things, and no less so in Modi’in. Reem and Gordon discuss the history of Modi’in, the setting of the Hanukkah story, and why Christian connections to this place gives credence to the site being the elusive tomb of the Maccabees. Reem also shows Gordon the place among the tombs where 23 Israelis created a fox hole in the 1948 War of Independence. Unused ammunition was found there, for like the ancient Maccabees, these Israelis sacrificed their lives for the nation of Israel. Continue reading