10 Fun Facts about The Menorah

Post On: September 8, 2018
By: Andi

10 fun facts about the menorah will tell about the less-known facts about the menorah temple. The menorah is described in the bible as the seven lamp (six branches) ancient hebrew lampstand, it contained pure gold and used in the portable sanctuary set up by Moses in the wilderness and later in the Temple in Jerusalem. Please read the description below to reveal other facts about the menorah temple.

Facts about the Menorah 1: The Construction of Menorah

The Hebrew Bible states that God revealed the design for the menorah to Moses.

Facts about the Menorah 2: The Use of Menorah

The lamps of the menorah were lit daily form fresh, consecrated olive oil and burned from evening until morning. This lamp was referred to as the ner Elohim (lamp of god).

10 fun facts about the menorah

Facts about the Menorah 3: The History and Fate of Menorah

The original menorah was made for the tabernacle, and the Bible records it as being present until the Israelites crossed the Jordan river. The boo of Maccabees records that Antiochus Epiphanes took away the lampstands when he invaded and robbed the temple. The later record of the making of “new holy vessels” may refer to teh manufacture of new lampstands. There is no biblical mention of the fate of the menorah.

Facts about the Menorah 4: The Symbolism of Judaism

The menorah depicted the ideal of universal enlightenment. Based on the Talmud, the idea that the Menorah symbolises wisdom. The seven lamps allude to the branches of human knowledge, represented by the six lamps inclined inwards towards, and symbolically guided by, and the central lamp represents the light of God.

Facts about the Menorah 5: The Christianity of  Symbol of Menorah

The seven lamps based on the new testament book of revelation refers the seven churches of Asia (Ephesus, Smyma, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea). On the other hand, according to Clement of Alexandria and Philo Judaeus, the seven lamps of the golden menorah described the seven classical planets in this order: the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.

Facts about the Menorah 6: The Hanukkah Symbol of Menorah

According to the Talmud, after the Seleucid desecration of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, there was only enough sealed consecrated olive oil left to the fuel the eternal flame in the temple for one day. the menorah is also a symbol closely associated with the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.

10 fun facts about the menorah

Facts about the Menorah 7: The Modern Jewish Use of Menorah

Menorah has the seven lamps. These lamps respresent the continually lit ner Elohim of the menorah used in the Temple times.

Facts about the Menorah 8: In Other Cultures

The menorah applied in other culture such as the kinara. The kinara is like the menorah, a seven-candlehoolder which is associated with the African American festival of Kwanza.

Facts about the Menorah 9: The Use of Menorah in Popular Culture

In the 2013, the menorah features prominently in the crypto-thriller The Sword of Moses by Dominic Selwood. It is also featured in the archaeology novels Crussader Gold by David Gibbins and The Last Secret of the Temple by Paul Sussman.

10 fun facts about the menorah

Facts about the Menorah 10: The Gallery of Menorah

There are some Menorah gallery such as The Knesset Menorah outside the Knesset (Israeli Parliamnent)

Please tell me what do you feel after reading the facts about the menorah?