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‮ויהי אור. נרות חרס מארץ ישראל‬‎ Let There Be Light. Oil-Lamps from the Holy Land

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Editor & Curator

Joan Goodnick Westenholz.

Co-curators

Noga Ayali, Filip Vukosavović.

Imprint

Jerusalem, Israel, 2004. 74 pp., 16 pp.*, illustrations: 8 col., 97 b&w, 27 × 21 cm. Hebrew and English.

ISBN

9657027144

Location

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (8 December 2004–1 May 2005)

Description

Clay lamps discussed according to both type and imagery. In-depth essay “The Lamp—Its Use and Significance in Jewish Tradition” (Amit Assis), including discussion of Shabbat, Havdalah, Hanukkah and the Tabernacle/Temple Menorah. Lamps divided according to their decoration, with explanatory texts relating to symbolic images (the Temple, the Menorah, the Cross, the Heavens) and other decorative motifs. Descriptive entries. 92 items.

main keywords

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDSERETZ ISRAELLAMPSMENORAH AS SYMBOLOIL LAMPS, ANCIENT

minor keywords

HanukkahHavdalahMenorah (Temple implement)Samaritans, oil lampsShabbatTemple of Jerusalem in art/architecture

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