This Bible Samarian Lamp was used during the time of the New Testament. The name comes Samaria and this was the most common lamp used in that region. Samaria today is part of Central Palestine. This is an actual replica of an ancient Samarian lamp from almost 2000 years ago in the Holy Land. This style was used in Christian, Jewish and pagan homes from about 200 AD to 300 AD. While descriptions of the lamps that were used are not in the Bible, these lamps were found in caves, tombs, temples and from historical archaelogical digs in the area. Each region of the Holy Land had different styles of lamps. Perhaps this was due to the individual potter's style or maybe just developed over time. Olive oil was used as the fuel for lighting then and olive oil continues to be recommended today. The lamp is functional and may be used today just as it was 2000 years ago; to bring light out of darkness.
Each lamp was made in Israel. 2 wicks are included with the purchase of the lamp but any unbleached cotton fiber may be used. The lamp burns for a few hours with each filling. Design imprint may be different from one shown in picture but all lamps are 3" in diameter. Some examples of imprints are leaves, whorls, and suns.
An acrylic stand is available to best display this biblical lamp.
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