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Menorah
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[German Version]

The seven-branched candelabrum (Candlestick/Candelabrum: I) including base, shaft, and branches with cups and lamps belonged to the furnishings of the tabernacle and was made of pure gold (Exod 25:31–40; 37:17–24); it was set up in the temple (II, 4.b) of Solomon in Jerusalem, along with ten copper candlesticks (1 Kgs 7:49), and in addition to the one set up by Moses (Pr.Man. 98b). The menorah was carried off along with the rest of the tabernacle furnishings when the Babylonians (Chaldea/Chaldeans) destroyed the temple in 587 bce (Jer 52:19). Following the recons…

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Sed-Rajna, Gabrielle, “Menorah”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13921>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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