As we can see from the NIV quote above, Jesus had traveled to the Temple in Jerusalem for "the Festival of Dedication." Yet, while this is an accurate translation, by translating the Greek phrase ἐνκαίνια (enkainia) as "Feast of Dedication" they are perhaps inadvertently misleading readers and diminishing the Jewishness of the occasion. Jesus was not merely walking around the Temple in Jerusalem during Enkainia, the Festival of Dedication. Rather, in Hebrew we understand this to say that he was walking the Temple colonnade during the winter celebration of Chag Hannukah, the Festival of Hanukkah. In Hebrew, hanukkah means "to dedicate" and actually appears in the Bible. This is why versions like the ISV translate this passage as "Now Hanukkah was taking place in Jerusalem. It was winter..."As the good Jewish rabbi that he was, Jesus would be in town celebrating the holiday with his friends and students just like the other rabbis of his day who lived within commuting distance of the Temple. Below are some resources for you to celebrate too!