Sanhedrin Invites 70 Nations to Hanukkah Dedication of Altar for the Third Temple

December 8, 2018   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: ,

The nascent Sanhedrin released a declaration to the 70 nations for Hanukkah to be read at a ceremony in Jerusalem on the last day of the holiday. The ceremony will include the consecration of a stone altar prepared for use in the Third Temple. The declaration is intended as an invitation to the nations to participate in the Temple and to receive its blessings.

The altar is currently in the form of loose stone blocks ready to be transported to the Temple Mount and stored in a manner that will enable them to be transported and assembled at a moment’s notice. When complete, the altar will be a square nine feet on each side and five feet tall, and includes a ramp for the priests to ascend. The decision to prepare the blocks and all the details of their composition is the result of a long study performed by the members of the Sanhedrin in conjunction with the Temple Institute. The stones are made of aerated concrete and are fit for use in the Temple. There are plans underway to prepare a new set made of actual stones which are considered the ideal material from which to build the altar.

A full-dress reenactment of the Korban Olah Tamid (the daily offering) will take place. Kohanim (Jewish men of the priestly caste descended from Aaron) wearing Biblically mandated garb will lead the ceremony. The location is still unclear as the Jerusalem municipality is weighing security concerns that a Jewish ceremony of this sort will precipitate Muslim violence if performed in view of the Temple Mount. Also at question is whether the Kohanim will ritually slaughter a lamb or whether prepared meat will be brought. Though the Sanhedrin has received all of the necessary permits from the government organizations in charge of slaughtering animals, they are still waiting for the municipality to approve that part of the ceremony. In either case, the meat will be roasted on the newly consecrated altar.


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3 Responses to “Sanhedrin Invites 70 Nations to Hanukkah Dedication of Altar for the Third Temple”

  1. Don Mitchell

    We watched two videos from the ceremony. We were struck by the small number of people attending, that Christians were allowed to view (nice), the ceremonial actions by the Cohens seemed careless to us, meat getting thrown at the altar instead of placed and arranged, the grain and ?fat? just getting tossed at the fire. Seemed careless. The Cohens took selfies around the altar of incense and at the end non priests were allowed to walk up the ramp of the altar.
    Seemed commercial and not sacred. But, just my opinion.
    For us, this is a HUGE moment as the altar is dedicated before the building of the temple as was done in Ezra 3 before the completion of the second temple.
    Looking forward to hearing Irvin’s comments about the ceremony.

  2. God, Himself, invites them(Jews and nations) to his supper since a long time already.
    But they are too busy for the majority and decline His Invitation.
    His anger grunts …
    This invitation from the Sanhedrin has no value.
    It aims only to please men and to win honors.

    John5:41 I do not receive glory from men,
    :44 How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and seek not the glory which [comes] from God alone?

  3. The question of whether there will be a ritual slaughter of a lamb or the offering of prepared meat at this new altar takes me back to Revelation and the animal sacrifices to be resumed. Maybe I’m missing something here, but I’ve been under the impression that Jesus, or the sacrificial Lamb of God as we know it, IS the final sacrifice for the remission of sins, . Does the Sanhedrin not understand this, or again, am I missing something here? At any rate, this along with the UN anti-Israel resolutions passed recently are a testament to Bible prophesy unfolding before our eyes. I just thank God that the U.S. has stood strong against it, and pray that it continues to do so along with the few others who stood with us.