This solid bronze Seven Branch Menorah makes a beautiful gift for yourself or for a Jewish friend or family member. It is a stunning addition to the home or contemplative space. Our Seven Branch Menorah measures 5.7 inches high by 18.5 inches wide and is an heirloom quality piece that will be treasured for generations.
The Menorah as a Religious Symbol
The menorah is essential to 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).