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LANTERN

lan'-tern (phanos, phaino, "to give light"): Lanterns were carried by the mob which arrested Jesus in Gethsemane (Jn 18:3, probably better "torches"). The word "lantern" in the time of early versions had a much wider significance than now. The Romans, however, had lanterns in the times of Christ, made by use of translucent skins, bladders, or thin plates of horn.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'LANTERN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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