Second Jewish Temple Period Oil Lamp.
Material: Clay Pottery
Use: Oil Lamp
Date: 37 B.C. – 70 A.D.
Jerusalem Clay 8 cm long.
A Jesus Time oil lamp like these are very unique because this style was made only in Jerusalem. This 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 King Herod’s Rule.
The round body of these lamps was made on a wheel. 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.
Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp. (Jeremiah 25:10)
This type of lamp was made exclusively in Jerusalem. The lamps have been discovered in excavations throughout the region. Found when Jews came to Jerusalem for pilgrimages during holidays. They would take these oil lamps as a souvenir from the holy city.
These 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.
Jesus time oil lamp discovered in Jerusalem.
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