Roman Jewish Oil Lamp with Star of David & Menorah
Come with us to the everyday culture of the people about 2,000 years ago in the land of Jesus to Israel. Evening has fallen, the sun has set, the fishermen have pulled in their nets and are on their way home with their caught fish. Moon and stars are their lights on the way. Arriving home, they open the door and enter a room sufficiently lit with oil lamps, pretty and shrouded in mystery. Isn't that a wonderful feeling to be greeted with so much domestic warmth. The wife and children prepare the fish for the meal, they dine together and when the oil from the lamps is used up, everyone goes to sleep.
Oil lamps details
This oil lamp bears the world's two most famous Israeli motifs and most important symbols of Judaism: the Star of David and the Menorah. Other features include:
- diameter oval 12 cm
- usable with standard olive oil
- authentic replica of an oil lamp around 100 A.D.
- made of clay in Israel
- provided with a light patina of sand
- accessories: two wicks
Meaning of the symbols Star of David and Menorah
Menorah is a Hebrew term translated as candelabrum or lamp. It is also called a seven-armed candelabrum because of its seven arms. The menorah is now incorporated into the national emblem of Israel, originally dating from the time of Israel's Babylonian exile in the 6th century BC, and symbolizes being enlightened / having knowledge.
The Star of David is a hexagram that has been a symbol of Judaism since the 7th century BC. It symbolizes the twelve tribes of Israel and the six days of creation. Both are central foundations in the history of Israel and Judaism. The Star of David itself became the universal symbol of faith for Jews and Judaism during the Age of Enlightenment.
With this oil lamp, an everyday object takes on deep religious meaning and symbolism for faith, knowledge, enlightenment and ethnicity.
Being very close to the everyday life of Jesus
The visual authenticity and unique appearance of the oil lamp made of clay is enhanced by a very thin layer of sand (patina). This lamp is handmade in Israel, as it was common 2000 years ago.
You can get the most out of the light effect of this oil lamp with the included wicks and a small amount of olive oil. Light this lamp in a dark room and let the mysterious atmosphere take effect on you. This experience is especially interesting with a school class. For pupils historical everyday life becomes practically experiencable.
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