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Lamp

Lamp [N] [S]

  • That part of the candle-sticks of the tabernacle and the temple which bore the light ( Exodus 25:37 ; 1 Kings 7:49 ; 2 Chr. 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 Judges 7:20 ). (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 ; Psalms 119:105 ; Proverbs 6:23 ; 13:9 ).

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

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Lamp". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .