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'menorah', golden seven-branched candlestick, kept in the Tabernacle (12A4231)

According to the Bible, a menorah was used in the Tabernacle (the portable sanctuary used by the Hebrews) and later in its successor, the Temple in Jerusalem. It was one of the three chief furnishings of the Temple. It was beaten from a single piece of gold. A lamp burning olive oil was located at the end of each of the seven branches. Since the destruction of the Temple ground, the seven-branched menorah has had no formal role in Jewish worship. Because of the sanctity of the Temple and its appointments, some authorities forbid the manufacture of menorah resembling the one used there.

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about 1955
Cardiff United Synagogue, Cyncoed, Cardiff
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artist: Alfred L. Wilkinson
Church of St Arvan, St Arvans, Monmouthshire
west wall of the south aisle
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Church of St John the Baptist, Clydach, Swansea
south wall of the nave
  Scenes from the Life of Christ Scenes from the Life of Christ
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
designer: T. F. Curtis
Church of St Mary, Ruabon, Wrexham
west end of the south aisle

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