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The Gemara in Chullin 139b says the following:

From where in the Torah can one find an allusion to the hanging of Haman? He replied: The verse states after Adam ate from the tree of knowledge: “Have you eaten of [hamin] the tree, about which I commanded you that you should not eat?” (Genesis 3:11). Hamin is spelled in the same manner as Haman: Heh, mem, nun.

Yet, when it comes to Chanukah, why doesn't the Gemara ask: From where in the Torah can one find an allusion to Yehudis, Antiyochus or Yochanan Kohein Godol etc.?

[This question was asked by my rebbi Rabbi M. Fishberg]

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    Not just chanukkah, but you can actually expand your question to every famous person ever not involved with purim! (Thus this doesn't seem like such a compelling question. Can you explain why it you're interested in it or think there may be an interesting answer?) – Double AA Dec 26 '18 at 23:06
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    Eisav married Yehudis – robev Dec 26 '18 at 23:13
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    Probably because the essence of Purim is hester panim and hidden miracles, so we have to find the secrets. For other things there's not such a big emphasis. If anything, Chanukah is an open miracle, so finding it in the Torah is not such a big deal. (Finding Yom Haatzmaut would be more interesting because the miracles there were more hidden, but of course the Gemara couldn't do that because it hadn't happened yet.) – Heshy Dec 27 '18 at 0:27
  • What about medrash? – Dr. Shmuel Dec 27 '18 at 8:01

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