Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Exodus 25:37 - The Golden Menorah (Lampstand) - The Seven Golden Lamps

The Lampstand would not be complete without the Lamps:

Exodus 25:37

37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

‎37 ‏וְעָשִׂ֥יתָ אֶת־נֵרֹתֶ֖יהָ שִׁבְעָ֑ה וְהֶֽעֱלָה֙ אֶת־נֵ֣רֹתֶ֔יהָ וְהֵאִ֖יר עַל־עֵ֥בֶר פָּנֶֽיהָ׃

And here is the larger view of one of the Lamps...

The shape of the lamps assumed a "reflector" of sorts, a little holder for the flint and a space for lamp oil, of'course. Each lamp was of beaten work - just like the Lampstand.
All seven (7) lamps would be oriented towards the from of the Lampstand, towards the Table of Shewbread, to provide the most efficient lighting.

Lets' turn off the lights, so that you can get an idea of what the lit Lampstand would look like:

Not the best rendering, but it does the job :) This how it would look like out in the open... However, inside the Tent, reflective gold-plated walls would contain the light and fill the sanctuary with it.

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