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Candlestick (The Golden)
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CANDLESTICK (THE GOLDEN) (מְנוֹרָה, H4963; LXX λυχνία, G3393, KJV CANDLESTICK; RSV [more accurately] LAMPSTAND). A means of furnishing light for the Tabernacle and the Temple.
“Lampstand” is the better tr., because in days of old the Hebrews did not know the use of candles as we do. The candlestick was in reality a lampstand.
Directions for the making of this lampstand are given in
The account of the directions given is followed in
When finished the lampstand was placed in the a.d. 70).of the Tabernacle opposite the table of showbread. When the Temple of Solomon was built, in harmony with the much greater size of that structure, ten golden lampstands were provided. For reasons not known, only one lampstand was set up in the second Temple, which continued in use until it was removed from its place by . However, in the restoration brought about by Judas Maccabeus, a new lampstand was made and put into use. The same pattern seems to have prevailed in the Temple of Herod until the destruction of the Temple and the city by Titus (
Rather important is the symbolism of the lampstand. The one safe lead, though occurring in a NT statement, is