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  • Since on the twenty-fifth day of Chislev we shall celebrate the purification of the temple, we thought it necessary to notify you, in order that you also may celebrate the feast of booths and the feast of the fire given when Nehemiah, who built the temple and the altar, offered sacrifices. (2 Maccabees 1, 18)




  • But after many years had passed, when it pleased God, Nehemiah, having been commissioned by the king of Persia, sent the descendants of the priests who had hidden the fire to get it. And when they reported to us that they had not found fire but thick liquid, he ordered them to dip it out and bring it. (2 Maccabees 1, 20)

  • And when the materials for the sacrifices were presented, Nehemiah ordered the priests to sprinkle the liquid on the wood and what was laid upon it. (2 Maccabees 1, 21)

  • And while the sacrifice was being consumed, the priests offered prayer -- the priests and every one. Jonathan led, and the rest responded, as did Nehemiah. (2 Maccabees 1, 23)

  • And when the materials of the sacrifice were consumed, Nehemiah ordered that the liquid that was left should be poured upon large stones. (2 Maccabees 1, 31)

  • When this matter became known, and it was reported to the king of the Persians that, in the place where the exiled priests had hidden the fire, the liquid had appeared with which Nehemiah and his associates had burned the materials of the sacrifice, (2 Maccabees 1, 33)

  • Nehemiah and his associates called this "nephthar," which means purification, but by most people it is called naphtha. (2 Maccabees 1, 36)




  • The same things are reported in the records and in the memoirs of Nehemiah, and also that he founded a library and collected the books about the kings and prophets, and the writings of David, and letters of kings about votive offerings. (2 Maccabees 2, 13)

  • The memory of Nehemiah also is lasting; he raised for us the walls that had fallen, and set up the gates and bars and rebuilt our ruined houses. (Ecclesiasticus 50, 13)

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