The Oil Lamp

Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Indiana

Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Indiana

An oil lamp is carved into the top of Peter Leslie’s white-marble tablet gravestone. A flickering flame can be seen coming from the lamp, providing light.

The Bible verse, II Samuel: Chapter 22, verse 29, says, “For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.”

The light emanating from the lamp represents the pathway to Truth and to Knowledge.



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