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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
denotes either "a torch" or "a lantern" (from phaino, "to cause to shine, to give light"), John 18:3 , where it is distinguished from lampas (see LAMP , No. 1); it was "a link or torch consisting of strips of resinous wood tied together" (Rutherford). "Torch" would seem to be the meaning.
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Lantern'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/l/lantern.html. 1940.