And said unto me, What see you? And I said, I have looked, and behold a lampstand all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and its seven lamps on it, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon its top:
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George Leo Haydock
A candlestick The temple of God that was then in building; and in a more sublime sense, the Church of Christ. (Challoner)
Some, with the Jews, apply this to the synagogue: but most explain it of the Church, the lamp denoting Christ, and the seven lights all his pastors; the two olives, Enoch and Elias, Apocalypse xi. (Worthington)
The angel explains the latter of Jesus and Zorobabel, ver. 14. The lights are the same with the angels, (ver. 10) and eyes, (chap. iii. 9.) subservient to these great men. Perhaps no candlestick of this description ever existed, though it alludes to that of Moses in some respects, Exodus xxxvii. (Calmet)
Lamp. Hebrew gullah, (Haydock) a round vessel for oil. (Menochius)
It was filled from the two olive-trees, and supplied the seven lights by tubes. (Haydock) ...
Behold the seven horns of the lamb, the seven eyes of God—the seven eyes are the seven spirits of the lamb; seven torches burning before the throne of God, seven golden candlesticks, seven young sheep, the seven women in Isaiah, the seven churches in Paul, seven deacons, seven angels, seven trumpets, seven seals to the books, seven periods of seven days with which Pentecost is completed, the seven weeks in Daniel, also the fortythree weeks in Daniel; with Noah, seven of all clean things in the ark; seven revenges of Cain, seven years for a debt to be acquitted, the lamp of the seven orifices, seven pillars of wisdom in the house of Solomon. . ...