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Identifier: unionbibledictio01pack
Title: The union Bible dictionary, for the use of Schools, Bible classes, and families ..
Year: 1837 (1830s)
Authors: Packard, Frederick A. (Frederick Adolphus), 1794-1867
Publisher: Philadelphia, New York [etc.] American Sunday-school union
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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as origi-nally applied to the regionlying along the coast oftheMediterranean, south-west ofthe land of promise; but in its133 CAN present usage denotes thewhole country bounded by theJordan on the east, the Medi-terranean on the west, Arabiaon the south, and Lebanon onthe north. (See Syria.) CANAANITES. (See pre-ceding article.) CANDACE. (See Philip.) CANDLE (Job xviii. 6) isoften used figuratively by thesacred writers, to denote lightgenerally. (See Lamp.) CANDLESTICK, golden,(Ex, xxv. 31,) was a splendidarticle of the tabernacle furni- CAN ture, made of fin? gold, andcomputed to have been worth,at the modern value of gold,three millions of dollars. Itconsisted of a shaft or stemsupposed to have been fivefeet high, with six branches.The branches came out fromthe shaft at three points, twoat each point, as in the fol-lowing cut, and the width ofthe whole candlestick, acrossthe top, was about three feetand a half. It was richlyadorned, with raised work, re┬╗presenting flowers, and also

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CAP knops or knobs, and littlebowls resembling half an al-mond shell. At the extremityof each branch there was asocket for the candle, and alsoat the top of the main shaft,making seven in all. (Rev. i.12, 13. 20.) Tongs to removethe snuff, and dishes to receiveit, as well as oil vessels, werearticles of furniture belongingto the candlestick, and wereall made of gold. The lightswere* trimmed and supplieddaily with the purest olive oil.They were lighted at nightand extinguished in the morn-ing ; though some suppose thata part of them, at least, werekept burning through the day.The candlestick was so situ-ated as to throw the light onthe altar of incense and on thetable of shew-bread, occupy-ing the same apartment, andfrom which the natural lightwas excluded. (See BiblicalAntiquities, vol. ii. ch.ii., andDestruction of Jerusalem,ch. xiii., both by Am. S. S.Union.)CANE. (See Calamus.)CANKER-WORM, (Joel i.4,) elsewhere called the cater-pillar, (Jer. Ii. 27,) was oneof the army of destroyin

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