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Lampstand
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lampstand
Lampstand (מְנוֹרָה‎, menorah, λυχνία, lychnia). A device for holding oil-filled lamps.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lampstand
LAMPSTAND [Heb mĕnôrâ (מְנֹורָה)]. (In some English versions of the Bible the Hebrew mĕnôrâ is translated by the anachronistic word “candlestick.”) Since lamps were the normal source of light other than daylight in the biblical world, one would expect stands to hold them to have been items of everyday
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lamp, Lampstand
Lamp, Lampstand. Israelite lamps developed from those in general use among the Canaanites in the 2nd millennium bc. Their shape was similar to a shell or saucer with a lip. Lamps of stone, metal, and shells were used, although the majority were of pottery. A multitude of clay lamps, fashioned in a variety
Candlestick
Candle, Candlestick. kjv usage for words more correctly translated as “lamp” and “lampstand.” Candles in the modern sense, typically made of wax and containing a wick, were unknown in ancient times.See Lamp, Lampstand.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lampstand
Lampstand[Heb menôrâ (< nûr, “to flame, shine, give light”); Aram neḇrešâ (Dnl. 5:5); Gk. lychnía]; AV CANDLESTICK; NEB also LAMP, STANDING LAMP. Throughout the OT period lampstands seem not to have been common household equipment; a frequent place for a lamp was a shallow wall niche. Only
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lamp, Lampstand
LAMP, LAMPSTAND Israelite lamps developed from those in general use among the Canaanites in the second millennium bc. Their shape was similar to a shell or saucer with a lip. Lamps of stone, metal, and shells were used, although the majority were made of pottery. A multitude of clay lamps, fashioned
Candle, Candlestick
CANDLE*, CANDLESTICK* kjv words more correctly translated as “lamp” and “lampstand.” Candles in the modern sense, typically made of wax and containing a wick, were unknown in ancient times. See Lamp, Lampstand.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lampstand
lampstand (Heb. menorah), an object that supported one or more oil lamps. Although such stands could be made of stone, pottery, or wood, the biblical passages dealing with lampstands for usage in worship all refer to golden lampstands, with just one exception (2 Kings 4:10). Four successive lampstand
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lampstand
LAMPSTAND. Not “candlestick” as in KJV but an instrument for elevating a lamp for the wider diffusion of light (Mt 5:15).In the OT, although seen in a private home (2 Kgs 4:10), the Heb. mnôrâ mentioned is usually the sacred lampstand, either the single seven-branched variety in the tabernacle (Ex
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lampstand
LampstandA pedestal for oil-filled wick lamps, or a stand incorporating one or more such lamps into its structure.Although lamps might be put on a shelf or niche, they were frequently set on a separate lampstand (Heb. mĕnôrâ; 2 Kgs. 4:10; Gk. lychnɩ́a; Matt. 5:15). Some lampstands were single-stemmed
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lampstand
Lampstand (Heb. menôrâ; Aram. neḇres̆â; Gk. lychnía). A pedestal for oil-filled wick lamps, or a stand incorporating one or more such lamps into its structure. The simple household lamp, if not placed in a wall niche or hung from the ceiling, would be placed on a lampstand, in effect, a small,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Candlestick
Candlestick, in Matt. 5:15; Mark 4:21, is merely a lamp-stand, made in various forms, to hold up the simple Oriental hand-lamps.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Candlestick
Candlestickthe lamp-stand, “candelabrum,” which Moses was commanded to make for the tabernacle, according to the pattern shown him. Its form is described in Ex. 25:31–40; 37:17–24, and may be seen represented on the Arch of Titus at Rome. It was among the spoils taken by the Romans from the temple of
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