22 Then came the Festival of Dedication[b] at Jerusalem. It was winter,The footnote [b] is in the original. To learn what it refers to, click the link and scroll to the bottom.
23 and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade.
The baby whose birth is celebrated at Christmas grew up to observe Hanukkah, which recalls the burning of candles for eight nights, when there was only enough oil for one night. This came after the Jewish Temple had been desecrated by pagan soldiers under the Hellenistic king Antiochus IV, and was later cleaned out and re-dedicated by the Jews.