The golden lamp stand (Ex 37:17-37:24

“He also made the lamp stand of pure gold.  The base and the shaft of the  lamp stand  were made of hammered work.  Its cups, its calyxes, and its petals were of one piece with it.  There were six branches going out of its sides, three branches of the lamp stand out of one side of it and three branches of the lamp stand out of the other side of it.   Three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with calyx and petals, on one branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with calyx and petals, on the other branch.  So there were the six branches going out of the  lamp stand.   On the  lamp stand itself were four cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with their its calyx and petals.  There was a calyx of one piece with it under the first pair of branches, a calyx of one piece with it under the next pair of branches, and a calyx of one piece with it under the last pair of branches.  The calyxes and their branches were of one piece with it.  The whole of it one hammered piece of pure gold.   He made its seven lamps, its snuffers, and its trays of pure gold.   He made it and all its utensils of a talent of pure gold.”

He also made a lamp stand of pure gold, as prescribed in chapter 25.   This was a seven branched golden candlestick made of one hammered piece with cups, calyxes, and petals, like a flower.  A calyx is a green sepal around the outside of a flower that protects the bud.  Three of the branches were on each side with the middle stem.  The cups looked like a flower with almond blossoms.  He also made its seven lamps, snuffers, and trays of pure gold.  A talent was an ancient measure of gold.

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