This style of biblical lamp is known as Darom oil lamp and was in use by the earliest of Christians in the Holy Land. The term Darom refers to the place of manufacture. The dates for this ancient replica are from about 70 - 150 A.D. It is very similar to the plain Herodian lamp being round in shape with the spout being flattened and hand applied. The filling hole is large for the olive oil. This style of the Darom lamp is decorated all around with floral mofits. The decorations are those used by Jews and followers of Jesus of the of time period.
These replicas were imported from Israel. Approximate size is 4.0 by 2.50 by 1 inch.
2 wicks are included with the purchase but any unbleached cotton fiber may be used. The lamp burns for a few hours with each filling. Olive oil continues to be the preferred fuel for these lamps. If you do not have olive oil, you may use any clear vegetable oil.
These Darom clay bible lamps may be used in Sunday School, Bible School or religious ceremonies where you would like to recreate the lighting used by the early Christians and Jews of the time period.
An acrylic display stand may also be purchased for this Bible lamp.