Students Create "Ancient" Oil Lamps
Before electricity, before candles, little clay lamps burned their olive oil for light. Ancient lamps have been uncovered in Israel from before the time of Abraham (2000 BC), through the time of Jesus, and beyond. The lamps were filled with olive oil through a large, central, filling hole and a smaller hole at one end held the flax wick that burned brightly as a light source thousands of years ago. Chad Chrysler and his students have re-created some of these lamps in a project at their school.
King David said, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
Jesus said, "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." (John 8:12)