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Herodian oil lamps are very unique because they were made only in Jerusalem. They were only in use for about a hundred years. This is the type of oil lamp that was used in the central hill country of Judea during the time of Jesus.
Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. (Matthew 25:1)
The round body of these lamps was made on a wheel. Then the distinctive nozzle was made as a separate piece, which was then attached. This gave the lamp a unique look known as a “knife-parted” oil lamp.
Made exclusively in Jerusalem, these lamps have been discovered in excavations throughout the region. Jews who came to Jerusalem for pilgrimages during holidays would take these oil lamps as a souvenir from the holy city. Herodian oil lamps come in various sizes and styles, sometimes with decorations and sometimes plain. Making this a unique souvenir for travelers from the first century until today.
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