Israel History, Golden Candle Aureus by Augustini Calmet 1789
Title: Candel Abrum Aureum.
The menorah is described in the Bible as the seven-lamp ancient Hebrew oillamp made of gold and used in the portable sanctuary set up by Moses in the wilderness and later in the Temple in Jerusalem. Fresh olive oil of the purest quality was burned daily to light its lamps. The menorah has been a symbol of Judaism since ancient times and is the emblem on the coat of arms of the modern state of Israel.
From the 1789 Latin edition by Augustini Calmet. Antoine Augustin Calmet a French Benedictine monk was educated at the Benedictine priory of Breuil in the town of Commercy. In 1688 joined the same Order at the Abbey of Saint-Mansuy at Toul, where he was admitted to profession on the 23 October of the following year. After his ordination, 17 March 1696, he was appointed to teach philosophy and theology at the Ab-bey of Moyenmoutier.
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Size: Sheet app.: 17.5 x 23.5 cm. 7 x 9.5 inches. Image app.: 12.5 x 17.5 cm. 4.75 x 7 inches. Condition: VG++