Our Seven Branch Tree of Life Menorah is makes a stunningly elegant gift for yourself or for a Jewish friend or family member. Our Seven Branch Tree of Life Menorah measures 16.5 inches wide and 9.8 inches high. Made of the highest-quality material and craftmanship, this menorah will please for generations.
Tree of Life
The Tree of Life figures prominently in the first and last books of the Bible (Gen 2:9; 3:22, 24; Rev2:7; 22:2,14,19). The beautiful branches of this Tree of Life Menorah stretch out and up: an elegant reminder of life’s renewal. The scriptural tradition of the Tree of Life is resplendent here. Whether you are experiencing a painful pruning or celebrating new growth, the image of the Tree of Life is a powerful symbol of hope.
The Tree of Life is also noted frequently in the book of Proverbs in connection with Wisdom. In Proverbs, Wisdom is an endless font of spiritual life, perennially renewing the perspective and heart of those who possess her: “Wisdom…is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.” Proverbs 3:18
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life.” Proverbs 11:30.
The Menorah as a Religious Symbol
The menorah is an important element in celebrating Hanukkah. Moses was given instruction by God on the design of the menorah on Mt. Sinai (Exodus 25:31-40). There are seven-branch and nine-branch menorahs according to tradition; they originally held lamps burning olive oil; later, candles were used.
In many Orthodox Christian churches a seven-lamp menorah is placed on the altar. The Book of Revelation refers to seven golden lampstands which represent seven churches (Revelation 1:20).
The seven branches may also be seen to represent the seven days of creation: “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done” (Genesis 2:1-3).