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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary
The word occurs, John 18:3 : μετα φανων και λαμπαδων : "with torches and lanterns:" but both terms appear to signify torches; the former of a ruder kind than the latter, being formed of split laths bound into bundles, throwing around a strong glare of light. They came thus furnished to apprehend our Lord, lest he should escape through the darkness of the night.
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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Lantern'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wtd/l/lantern.html. 1831-2.