The menorah was one of the pieces of furniture in the tabernacle. Though its shape is known, the Bible does not give the size of the menorah. However, a depiction of the menorah (and thus its size) can be seen on the Arch of Titus. This arch was built to commemorate the Roman General Titus's conquest of Jerusalem and the plunder of the temple and its artifacts. The menorah in this set was designed based on a careful study of that monument.
The menorah was the only light in the tabernacle. It was to burn continuously. Christians believe it is a picture of Jesus, who said,
"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." - John 8:12 (NIV)
It is understood that, just as the menorah was the only light in the tabernacle, so Jesus Christ is the only one who can tell us how to walk in this world, the only one who can give us the true path to eternal life.
The menorah is 1:10 in scale and constructed of metal and electroplated in gold. It was not easy to replicate. We spent hours studying the relief on the Arch of Titus. Since the Bible gives no dimensions for the menorah, we compared it to the people portrayed on the arch and designed it proportionately. (Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 6 cm x 13.5 cm. 4" x 2.4" x 5.3")
The menorah is packed in a box and can be presented as a gift. It is included in the following sets: