Monday, December 21, 2009

WINNERS!!!!!!! Lucy's 12 Days of Christmas...

LOTS OF WINNERS TODAY! If you have not posted your comments on the blog, you're missing a good chance at winning some great prizes from Lucy Monroe.

I randomly picked 5 weekend winners from the 12 Days Posts - stacy s, lidia, Booklover1335, Rachie G, and Vicky.

Congratulations to the weekend winners - please send me an email ( with your address and be sure to put you blog name and "Lucy's 12 Days of Christmas Winner" in the subject line.

It seems last weeks question was a little easy for most of you! I'm going to make things a little tougher this week.......

Ancient Menorahs were made of what material?

Best of Luck on the question and I'll post the winners tomorrow!


lidia said...


Thanks for the prize and CONGRATS to the other winners!

I am not Jewish but ancient Menorahs were made from CLAY.

"Ancient menorahs were made of clay. They consisted of small, pearl shaped vessels, each with its own wick, which were arranged side-by-side."

Michele L. said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Woohoo!

In the bible it says that Menorahs were made from gold. They were also made from silver, wood, clay and glass.

Amy said...

Michele is correct the bible does say they were made of gold , when I looked it up on the Internet it said clay

Michelle B said...

Congrats to the winners!

I found that ancient Menorahs were made of clay. Hope that's right :-)

Vicky said...


My sources say they were made of clay.

Booklover1335 said...

my guess was clay, and looks like from the other comments that was right :)

Lady_Graeye said...

Some ancient menorahs were made of clay around 165 B.C.E. But according to the book of Exodus, they were made of gold.

The History of the Menorah
In order to better understand the spiritual significance of the Menorah, let us review its history. We are told in the book of Exodus that Moses was instructed to build a golden lampstand upon which seven lamps were positioned:

"And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick; his shaft, and his branch, his bowls, his knobs, and his flowers, were of the same:

"And six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof:

"Three bowls made after the fashion of almonds in one branch, a knob and a flower; and three bowls made like almonds in another branch, a knob and a flower: so throughout the six branches going out of the candlestick.

"And in the candlestick were four bowls made like almonds, his knobs, and his flowers:

"And a knob under two branches of the same, and a knob under two branches of the same, and a knob under two branches of the same, according to the six branches going out of it.

"Their knobs and their branches were of the same: all of it was one beaten work of pure gold.

"And he made his seven lamps, and his snuffers, and his snuffdishes, of pure gold.

"Of a talent of pure gold he made it, and all the vessels thereof."

I'm Catholic and found the above article where ISRAEL'S MINISTER OF RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS, Shimon Shetreet, has asked Pope John Paul II to help him locate Israel's ancient Menorah - the seven golden candlesticks (as the Bible calls it).

So I guess it's both!

Jane said...

Ancient menorahs were made out of clay.

Congrats to the winners.

panda girl said...

A plant that grows in Israel called the moriah typically has seven branches and resembles a menorah, leading to the theory that it provided the inspiration for its design. From there it was made from clay, then silver, then finally in gold

suehussein said...

Congrats to all the winners!!! I looked up the question today and the answer was clay. Thanks, Sue

CrystalGB said...

Ancient menorahs were made of clay. Congratulations to the winners.