Herodian period oil lamp discovered in Jerusalem
This Herodian oil lamp are very unique because this style was made only in Jerusalem, and was 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 Jesus asked them, “Would anyone light a lamp and then put it under a basket or under a bed? Of course not! A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light will shine.For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.” Mark 4:21
The round body of these lamps was made on a wheel, while the distinctive nozzle was made as a separate piece, which was then attached, giving the lamp a unique look known as a “knife-parted” oil lamp.
This type of lamp was made exclusively in Jerusalem, but has been discovered in excavations throughout the region because Jews who came to Jerusalem for pilgrimages during holidays would take these oil lamps as a souvenir from the holy city.