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
TABERNACLE [Heb miškān (מִשְׁכָּן)]. The Israelite tent sanctuary frequently referred to in the Hebrew Bible. It is also known as the tent of meeting (Heb ʾōhel môʿēd) and, occasionally, as the Tabernacle (or tent) of testimony (miškan haʿēdût). It is the central place of worship, the shrine
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.SeeLamp, 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
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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
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. SeeLamp, 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
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
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
TABERNACLE. The tabernacle (Heb. ˒ōhel and mishkān) was the place where Yahweh dwelt and met with His people after the exodus from Egypt. It later became the prototype of subsequent Jewish temples.The most comprehensive source of information about the tabernacle is Ex 25–28, where there is prescribed
TABERNACLE. 1. The tabernacle of the congregation (av), more properly ‘tent of meeting’, as in rv, rsv: a small, provisional meeting-place of God and his people in use before the large tabernacle was built (Ex. 33:7–11). This tent of meeting was pitched outside the camp. Moses would enter it and the
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
TabernacleThe portable sanctuary said to have been built at Mt. Sinai in the time of Moses and used until Solomon built the First Temple. The term (Heb. miškān) means “dwelling.” Other names are the “tent of meeting” (ʾōhel môʿēḏ) and the “sanctuary” (miqdāš).The story of the tabernacle’s construction
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,
Tabernacle (Heb. miškān, ˒ōhel mô˓ēḏ; Gk. skēnḗ).† A portable structure that the Israelites made as commanded by God at Sinai and in which he dwelled during the wilderness wanderings. It was called also the “tabernacle of the testimony” (Exod. 38:21), referring to the two tables of the
TABERNACLE The portable shrine that the Israelites took with them into the desert, made by Moses according to God’s command (Exod. 25:8), also named ohel moed, the Tent of Congregation. Its place was outside the camp, where all who sought the Lord could go (Exod. 33:7); there God also spoke to Moses.
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Tabernacle, SanctuaryPaul applied the imagery and language of the temple primarily to the people of God, defined in terms of their relationship to Christ (seeDPL, Temple). This understanding is similarly expressed by Peter in his first letter and to an extent by John in the book of Revelation. However,