- First Reference: Genesis 15:17
- Last Reference: Revelation 8:10
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
1. That part of the candle-sticks of the tabernacle and the temple which bore the light (Exodus 25:37; 1 Kings 7:49; 2 Chronicles 4:20; 13:11; Zechariah 4:2). Their form is not described. Olive oil was generally burned in them (Exodus 27:20).
2. A torch carried by the soliders of Gideon (Judges 7:16, 20). (R.V., "torches.")
3. Domestic lamps (A.V., "candles") were in common use among the Hebrews (Matthew 5:15; Mark 4:21, etc.).
4. Lamps or torches were used in connection with marriage ceremonies (Matthew 25:1).
This word is also frequently metaphorically used to denote life, welfare, guidance, etc. (2 Samuel 21:17; Psalms 119:105; Proverbs 6:23; 13:9).
Miraculously appeared at Abraham's sacrifice
For the tabernacle
Exodus 25:31-40; Exodus 37:17-22
Kept burning at night in the tabernacle and cared for by priests
Exodus 27:20-21; Leviticus 24:2-4
Job 18:6; Psalms 119:105; Proverbs 13:9; Proverbs 20:20; Isaiah 62:1; Jeremiah 25:10; Zephaniah 1:12; Matthew 6:22; 2 Peter 1:19; Revelation 21:23
Revelation 4:5; Revelation 8:10
- That part of the golden candlestick belonging to the tabernacle which bore the light; also of each of the ten candlesticks placed by Solomon in the temple before the holy of holies. (Exodus 25:37; 1 Kings 7:49; 2 Chronicles 4:20; 13:11; Zechariah 4:2) The lamps were lighted every evening and cleansed every morning. (Exodus 30:7,8)
- A torch or flambeau, such as was carried by the soldiers of Gideon. (Judges 7:16,20) comp. Judges 15:4 The use in marriage processions of lamps fed with oil is alluded to in the parable of the ten virgins. (Matthew 25:1) Modern Egyptian lamps consist of small glass vessels with a tube at the bottom containing a cotton wick twisted around a piece of straw. For night travelling, a lantern composed of waxed cloth strained over a sort of cylinder of wire rings, and a top and bottom of perforated copper. This would, in form at least, answer to the lamps within pitchers of Gideon. "The Hebrews, like the ancient Greeks and Romans, as well as the modern Orientals, were accustomed to burn lamps all night. This custom, with the effect produced by their going out or being extinguished, supplies various figures to the sacred writers. (2 Samuel 21:17; Proverbs 13:9; 20:20) On the other hand, the keeping up of a lamp's light is used as a symbol of enduring and unbroken succession. (1 Kings 11:36; 15:4; Psalms 132:17) "
McClintock and Strong.
LAMP, noun [Latin lampas; Gr. to shine; Heb.]
1. A vessel for containing oil to be burned by means of a wick; or a light, a burning wick inserted in a vessel of oil. Hence,
2. Figuratively, a light of any kind. The moon is called the lamp of heaven.
Thy gentle eyes send forth a quickening spirit, to feed the dying lamp of life within me.
LAMP of safety, or safety lamp a lamp for lighting coal mines, without exposing workmen to the explosion of inflammable air.
LAM'PAS, noun A lump of flesh of the size of a nut, in the roof of a horse's mouth, and rising above the teeth.
LAMP'BLACK, noun [lamp and black; being originally made by means of a lamp or torch.]
A fine soot formed by the condensation of the smoke of burning pitch or resinous substances, in a chimney terminating in a cone of cloth.
LAMP'IATE, noun A compound salt, composed of lampic acid and a base.
LAMP'IC, adjective The lampic acid is obtained by the combustion of ether by means of a lamp.
LAMP'ING, adjective Shining; sparkling. [Not used.]
LAMPOON', noun A personal satire in writing; abuse; censure written to reproach and vex rather than to reform.
LAMPOON', verb transitive To abuse with personal censure; to reproach in written satire.
LAMPOON'ER, noun One who abuses with personal satire; the writer of a lampoon.
The squibs are those who are called libelers, lampooners, and pamphleteers.
LAMPOON'ING, participle present tense Abusing with personal satire.
LAMPOON'RY, noun Abuse.
LAM'PREY, noun [Latin labor, to slip, and most probably the animal is name from slipping. If, however, the sense is taken from licking the rocks, as Camden supposes, it accords with the sense of the technical name of the genus petromyzon, the rock-sucker.]
A genus of anguilliform fishes, resembling the eel, and moving in water by winding, like the serpent on land. This fish has seven spiracles on each side of the neck, and a fistula or aperture on the top of the head, but no pectoral or ventral fins. The marine or sea lamprey is sometimes found so large as to weigh four or five pounds.
Lamprel and lampron. [See lamprey ]