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BIBLICAL HISTORY – Old Testament Menorah Replica

(Click on the photo above to enlarge)

This beautiful Menorah (lampstand) replica is located in a glass case inside The Temple Institute Museum in Jerusalem, Israel. The menorah was crafted following years of painstaking research by Temple Institute scholars, who combed copious amounts of archaeological evidence, textual sources and more before they arrived at the right design specifications. It was finally forged out of 45 kilograms of 24-karat gold, and weighing in at one half-ton, is valued at some $3 million.

The original Old Testament Menorah was placed on the south wall of The Holy Place, to the right of The Altar, and on the opposite side of The Table. Its seven olive-oil lamps were lit each day at twilight and re-filled with oil each morning (Exodus 30:7-8). Olive oil was used to light the golden lamps. It measures approximately 5 feet / 1½ meters high and 3½ feet / 1 meter across the top.

– Pastor Luis Yosefus

“Make a lampstand of pure gold and hammer it out, base and shaft; its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms shall be of one piece with it. Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand—three on one side and three on the other.” – Exodus 25:31-32



Click on the image at left to see an enlarged view and location of the Menorah inside The Holy Place within the Old Testament Tabernacle.