Herodian Oil Lamp

Herodian Oil Lamp
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Product ID : 1608

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We chose an ancient oil lamp for the cover image of Will Our Generation Speak? because of the great symbolism it contains in relation to witnessing. These household lamps (from Jesus’ time) are most likely what His hearers pictured in their minds when they heard Him say the words, “Nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men … (Matthew 5:15-16).”

Like these little oil lamps, we are simple clay vessels (2 Corinthians 4:7). Like the oil lamps need to be regularly filled with oil, we continuously go to the Lord in His Word for refilling to burn brightly. Our relationship with Him is always top priority.


Known as the Herodian because of its widespread use during the reign of Herod the Great in Israel (circa 37 BC to 4 BC), this lamp was wheel-made with the spout applied by hand. Thus, every Herodian lamp is slightly different. The type remained in use up to about AD 150 in some parts of the Bible Land. This lamp is the best choice for those wishing to have a lamp like those most common in Judea during the ministry of Jesus. Date of the lamp is about 50 BC to AD 50

This lamp is intended to be used with vegetable oils, preferably olive oil.
Made in Israel.
Approximately 3.5 inches long

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