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1. Design of. 2Pe 1:19.

2. Described as

a. Burning. Ge 15:17.

b. Shining. Joh 5:35.

3. Lighted with oil. Mt 25:3,8.

4. Oil for, carried in vessels. Mt 25:4.

5. Sometimes supplied with oil form a bowl through pipes. Zec 4:2.

6. Required to be constantly trimmed. Mt 25:7.

7. Used for lighting

a. The tabernacle. Ex 25:37.

b. Private apartments. Ac 20:8.

c. Chariots of war by night. Na 2:3,4.

d. Marriage processions. Mt 25:1.

e. Persons going out at night. Joh 18:3.

8. Often kept lighting all night. Pr 31:18.

9. Placed on a stand to give light to all in the house. Mt 5:15.

10. Illumination of the tents of Arab chiefs by, alluded to. Job 29:3,4.

11. Probable origin of dark lantern. Jdj 7:16.

12. Illustrative

a. Of the word of God. Ps 119:105; Pr 6:23.

b. Of omniscience of Christ. Da 10:6; Re 1:14.

c. Of graces of the Holy Spirit. Re 4:5.

d. Of salvation of God. Ge 15:17; Isa 62:1.

e. Of God’s guidance. 2Sa 22:29; Ps 18:28.

f. Of glory of the cherubim. Eze 1:13.

g. Of spirit of man. Pr 20:27.

h. Of ministers. Joh 5:35.

i. Of wise rulers. 2Sa 21:17.

j. Of severe judgments. Re 8:10.

k. Of a succession of heirs. 1Ki 11:36; 15:4.

l. (Put out,) of destruction of the wicked. Job 18:5,6; 21:17; 13:9.

m. (Totally quenched,) of complete destruction of those who curse parents. Pr 20:20.