lychnia: a lampstandOriginal Word: λυχνίαTransliteration:
(lookh-nee'-ah)Part of Speech:
Noun, FeminineShort Definition:
From luchnos; a lamp-stand (literally or figuratively) -- candlestick.
see GREEK luchnos
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3087: λυχνίαλυχνία
, a later Greek word for the earlier λυχνίον
, see Lob. ad Phryn.
, p. 313f; (Wetstein
(1752) on Matthew 5:15
s Grammar, 24); the Sept.
; a (candlestick) lampstand, candelabrum
: Matthew 5:15
; Mark 4:21
; Luke 8:16
; (Luke 11:33
); Hebrews 9:2
; the two eminent prophets who will precede Christ's return from heaven in glory are likened to 'candlesticks,' Revelation 11:4
, 81 (70); Winer
's Grammar, 536 (499)); to the seven 'candlesticks' (Exodus 25:37
(A. V. lamps
; cf. B. D.
(especially the American edition), under the word )) also the seven more conspicuous churches of Asia are compared in Revelation 1:12f, 20; Revelation 2:1; κινεῖν τήν λυχνίαν τίνος (ἐκκλησίας) ἐκ τοῦ τόπου αὐτῆς, to move a church out of the place which it has hitherto held among the churches; to take it out of the number of churches, remove it altogether, Revelation 2:5.<1>