The Importance of Olive Oil Lamps

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The ancient oil lamp was a main light source for centuries, not only for practical reasons, but also in celebrations such as a wedding as mentioned in the New Testament. Yesholyland is bringing this illumination and magical light to the modern era. Burning olive oil (or any kind of vegetable oil) provides a light that is warmer and more soothing than any other. The oil lamp is ideal for enhancing relaxation and meditation, as well as the general ambience of a cosy home atmosphere.

People today have taken a liking for ancient olive oil lamps. Companies like Yesholyland produce many different types of olive oil lamps and olive wood articles with the best possible quality available. The company ships the order to your home or business.

There are a variety of oil lamps offered. Some of them are listed below.

Canaanite Oil Lamp
These lamps will completely amaze you. This lamp was handcrafted as a shallow bowl and saucer with its edges folded up to take the shape of a spout. The style of this lamp is typical of those found from the period from Abraham to King David. Each and every lamp is molded by hand and hence there may be small variations.

Herodian Oil Lamp
The name of this kind of lamp is Herodian, since it was used in the Holy Land during the rule of King Herod the Great.  This lamp oil was used to a great extent in the period when Jesus lived in the land and used the lamp in many of his parables as illustrations, such as the parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13) and the teaching about letting your light shine for all to see (Matthew 5:14-16). The main body of the lamp is made on the wheel but the spout of this lamp was handcrafted. They are made today in Hebron, the ancient city of Abraham.

Samarian Oil Lamp
This oil lamp was made after discovery of original examples in Central Palestine, which was ancient Samaria from the second and third Century AD. The lamp has a circular base with different designs carved around the central filling hole.  

Byzantine Oil Lamp
This lamp is exceptionally beautiful. It has biblical symbols all over it. It was used from the fifth century onwards. They are accurate replicas of original Byzantine lamps that were discovered in Jerusalem and Bethany.

Golgotha Byzantine Oil Lamp
The palm branch is featured as one of the designs on this beautiful lamp. It is named thus because it was used in Christian homes in the early Byzantine era. The reproduction is based on originals which were found in Nazareth, Bethany and Jerusalem.

All these lamps are made from terracotta clay and should be used with olive oil or any other vegetable oil.

So if you wish to find a unique special Holyland gift for someone or to add to your own collection, this is the company you want to contact.


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This article was published on 2011/12/19