This collection of New Testament Bible Lamps includes those used by early Christians. These are the lamps that would have been used for household lighting at the time of the apostles writing the gospels. Their designs vary based on location where they were originally made and by style of the potter. During this period, molds for the clay lamps were starting to be used. Each lamp is a full size replica of lamps used in the Holy Land from about 50 AD to 500 AD. Each ancient lamp was meant to be carried in the palm of your hand. 12 wicks are included with this set but any flax or cotton or candle wick may be used. Please do use plastic or nylon as a wick.
All of the ancient lamps were made in Israel and were made using the same techniques and clay as 2000 years ago. All are working models of the lamps used in the Bible.
The styles are:
Herodian: plain and simple lamp. Because it had no decoration, it could be used in temples. Found from about 50 BC to AD150
Darom: similar to Herodian and from the same time period but with floral motifs added into the mold.
Samaria: round lamps used in Samaria, stamped with different motifs. Used from aboaut 200 AD to 300 AD
Byzantine Lamps: These were in use from about 300 AD until about 500 AD
Bethany: Also called the candlestick lamp.
Byzantine with handle
Dark Byzantine with handle