The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 1 - The 248 Positive Commandments of the Tora
25 - PRIESTS KINDELING THE LAMPS
By this injunction, the priests are commanded to kindle the lamps continually before the Lord.
According to Maimonides, the lamps of the candlestick were to be trimmed and kindled twice daily, in the morning and in the evening, and were always to be burning. In the opinion, of most scholars, however, all the lamps were to be kindled only in the evening, while in the morning only the Western Lamp was to be lighted.*
“A candlestick was put in front of the curtain, as a sign of honor and distinction for the sanctuary… And the Law lays great stress on our holding the sanctuary in great estimation and regard, and that at the sight of it we should be filled with humility, mercy, and soft-heartedness.”*