Heb. ner, Job 18:6 ; 29:3 ; Psalms 18:28 ; Proverbs 24:20 , in all which places the Revised Version and margin of Authorized Version have "lamp," by which the word is elsewhere frequently rendered. The Hebrew word denotes properly any kind of candle or lamp or torch. It is used as a figure of conscience ( Proverbs 20:27 ), of a Christian example ( Matthew 5:14 Matthew 5:15 ), and of prosperity ( Job 21:17 ; Proverbs 13:9 ).
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
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Candle". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".