Friday, October 12, 2007


This evening I discovered some unique verses in scripture that talked about lamps. I thought they were interesting and quite unique. Have you ever thought of using olive oil in your old-fashioned lamp? Evidently the children of Israel did. It's interesting how scripture details even the small things of life --- like a lamp. Read on. . .

And spice, and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.
Exodus 35:28

The pure candlestick, with the lamps thereof, the lamps to be set in order, and all the vessels thereof, and the oil for light. . .
Exodus 39:37

And thou shalt bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it; and thou shalt bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps thereof.
Exodus 40:4

Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.
Leviticus 24:2


  1. I bought in the States a mason Jar oil lamp!it is filled with quilty stuff! I am in love with it and use it almost every evening! I love your lamp too. it is so beautiful old fashion !

  2. With the prices of olive oil these days, I think I'll pass, LOL! But I do have a few hurricanes that I forgot about until I read your post. Might have to drag them back out and use the cheap stuff...


  3. We have two or three oil lamps that we use only olive oil in, they do get a bit sticky through time and require some serious scrubbing as the dust seems to stick to them too. But its a nice light from them.
    Two of my lamps are from Isreal and are reproductions of what has been found in digs, and the other lamp, much larger, is from Homestead Heritage and has a ceramic ball with a wick running through it to keep the flame down to the size you want.

  4. Thank you so much for this little 'Bible Study' that reminds us of the importance of lamps. We must also let our lights shine so others will see the Father through us. I'm going to dust off some of my lamps and light them for some of our rainy fall evenings.

  5. Oh, that is just a beautiful post.

  6. In my quiet time recently the Lord has been showing me things about Walking in the Light. This post was like a sweet reminder from Him.


  7. Love Your Lamp and The Bible Verses, What a Beautiful Post :)


  8. I love the collection of verses. We always have lamps ready in case we lost power, which does happen often in this part of the state. Maybe I should attach the scripture to the lamps!

  9. We have several old oil lamps from both sides of our families. They have come in handy more than once. I will have to think about the olive oil. The Bible is full of such wisdom! Cindi

  10. We are often without electricity on our ranch and my MIL taught me how important it was to have a good lamp and the oil stashed away in case of emergency. I also keep candles for aesthetics as well as for power outages. I never thought to burn olive oil. I guess that's what the Hebrews had to use back then.

    Lovely post, La Tea!


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