Is this the divine desired blessing of prosperity that purified the Second Temple, or is it not related at all to the Hanukkah festival taking place the following day?
Haggai 2:18 - 19
NKJV - 18 Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the LORD's temple was laid - consider it: 19 'Is the seed still in the barn? As yet the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit. But from this day I will bless you.'"
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