5373 lamp and lampstand

5373 lamp and lampstand

A device to give light, especially in buildings, and the stand on which it was placed. They were both used as symbols of the gospel or of churches which resulted from the preaching of the gospel.

Domestic lamps

Pr 31:18 See also 2Ki 4:10; Jer 25:10; Da 5:5; Lk 15:8; Ac 20:8; Rev 18:23

Lamps in the tabernacle and temple

2Ch 4:7; Heb 9:2 See also Ex 25:31-40; Ex 26:35; Ex 30:27; Ex 31:8; Ex 35:14; Ex 37:17-24; Ex 39:37; Ex 40:4,24-25; Nu 4:9-10; Nu 8:1-4; 1Ki 7:49; 2Ch 4:19-21; Jer 52:19

Tending the lamps

Ex 27:20-21 See also Ex 30:7-8; Lev 24:2-4; Nu 3:31; 1Sa 3:3; 2Ch 13:11; 2Ch 29:7

Lamps used metaphorically

2Sa 21:17 The lamp of Israel represents the king; Ps 119:105; Mt 5:15-16 See also Mk 4:21; Lk 8:16; Lk 11:33
Jn 5:35; Rev 1:12-13 The lampstands represent the seven churches. See also 2Sa 22:29; Job 18:5-6; Job 29:2-3; Ps 18:28; Pr 13:9; Zep 1:12; Zec 4:2; Mt 6:22 pp Lk 11:34-36; Mt 25:1-13 the parable of the ten virgins; Lk 12:35; Rev 11:4; Rev 22:5

See also

1670symbols
4488oil
4833light
7459tabernacle, in OT
7467temple, Solomon’s

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