The Virgin's Lamp - Lydia
This ancient oil lamp is a beautiful replica of the lamps used from about 50 BC through the time of Jesus. These lamps are great educational tools to use as visual examples when referring to the biblical text: “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom” (Matthew 25:1, NIV).
Size and Construction
This replica lamp is made of terra cotta clay and measures 4" L × 3" W × 2" D. The kit includes 4 wicks, 2 oz. of oil, a saucer and the lamp in a beautiful Holy Land Gifts box. The box, with all contents inside, weighs .63 lbs.
How to Use Your Oil Lamp
First, set your saucer under the lamp. Next, twist one cotton wick through the front opening of the lamp, leaving about 1 cm of the wick outside of the lamp. Then, fill the lamp with the oil provided in your kit using the center, larger opening in the lamp, until the lamp is about 2/3 of the way full. Finally, wait for two minutes so that the wick is saturated with oil before lighting your lamp. You can adjust the flame by using a pair of tweezers to move the wick.The further the wick is outside of the lamp, the larger the flame will be and the broader the light range will be. Take caution when using. If the wick is too far out the flame may start to smoke.
Maintaining Your Herodian Oil Lamp
Clean the tip of the burnt wick after each use. Occasionally, the lamp will need to be cleaned. Use hot, soapy water to scrub the lamp clean. Make sure your lamp is dry inside and out completely before relighting the wick.
Can I Use Essential Oils With This Lamp?
You can use a drop of essential oil on the surface of your oil lamp. The clay will absorb the essential oil so that when the lamp is lit, the warmth will activate the aroma. Fill the lamp itself ONLY with vegetable oil or olive oil at the middle opening of the oil lamp. DO NOT USE COMMERCIAL OIL OR ANY FUEL OTHER THAN VEGETABLE OIL.
How Long Will the Lamp stay Lit?
Each wick will last for at least 4 hours, approximately. There are 4 wicks included in this set for a total burning time of 16 hours.
Expect this lamp gift set to arrive in the mail within 5 to 7 business days. If you would like to receive it sooner, select rush shipping during checkout.
We want you to be completely satisfied with the purchase process. Feel free to return this lamp gift set in new, unused condition within 30 days of placing your order for a full refund (less shipping costs).
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