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While I was doing some reading on how Catholics celebrate various feasts and festivals from around the world, I noticed that the city of Lyons, France celebrates the Festival of Lights on December 8th each year which is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

The Jewish community celebrate the Festival of Hanukkah on the 25th of Kislev.

Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication.

While reading this question, I became intrigued as to know if the building of the Temple of Herod which is believed have to commenced in or around the year 20 BC and the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary could have happened about the same time.

If Our Lord was born between the years 6 BC and 4 BC and Mary was possibly married to St Joseph between the ages of 14 - 16 years old, could not the Immaculate Conception and the commencement of the building of the Temple of Herod not have coincided in the same year?

My question is this: Has any Church Father or Church writer ever addressed the possibility of the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception and the commencement of the building of the Temple of Herod as happening in the same year?

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