Music of the Heart
Painting - Mixed Media
ABOUT THIS WORK:
The "Temple Menorah" is described in the Bible as the seven-lamp (six branches) ancient Hebrew lampstand made of pure gold and used in the portable tabernacle set up by Moses and the Israelites in the wilderness and later in the Temple in Jerusalem.
In Exodus 25:31-40, God revealed the elaborate design of the original temple menorah:
"You are to make a menorah of pure gold. It is to be made of hammered work; its base, shaft, cups, ring of outer leaves and petals are to be of one piece with it. It is to have six branches extending from its sides, three branches of the menorah on one side and three on the other. On one branch are to be three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a ring of outer leaves and petals; likewise on the opposite branch... and similarly for all six branches. On the central shaft of the menorah are to be four cups shaped like almond blossoms. ... Where each pair of branches joins the central shaft is to be a ring of outer leaves of one piece with the pair of branches.... The whole menorah is to be a single piece of hammered work made of pure gold."
The lamps or bowls of the menorah were lit daily from fresh, consecrated olive oil and burned from evening until morning according to Exodus 27:21. (Candles were unknown in the Middle East until about 400CE.) Representations of the seven lamp artifact have been found on tombs and monuments dating from the first century as a frequently used symbol of Judaism and the Jewish people. The menorah of Chanukah is different having nine branches. It is called a Chanukiah.
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March 28th, 2014
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