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  • That part of the candle-sticks of the tabernacle and the temple which bore the light (Exodus 25:37 ; 1 Kings 7:49 ; 2 Chronicles 4:20 ; 13:11 ; Zechariah 4:2 ). Their form is not described. Olive oil was generally burned in them (Exodus 27:20 ).

  • A torch carried by the soliders of Gideon (Judges 7:16,20 ). (RSV, "torches.")

  • Domestic lamps (A.V., "candles") were in common use among the Hebrews (Matthew 5:15 ; Mark 4:21 , etc.).

  • Lamps or torches were used in connection with marriage ceremonies (Matthew 25:1 ).

    This word is also frequently metaphorically used to denote life, welfare, guidance, etc. (2 Samuel 21:17 ; Psalm 119:105 ; Proverbs 6:23 ; 13:9 ).

  • Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Lamp'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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