The Hebrew word menorah, often translated as "candlestick", occurs over 40 times in the Bible. It could more accurately be rendered "lampstand" because the "lights" were not candles at all but olive-oil lamps. In Exodus 27:20 Adonai gave a instructions on what type of oil should be used for the lampstand in the temple as follows: "Command the Israleites to bring pure oil of pounded olives for the light and to keep it burning continually."
Frankincense: used on Altar of incense in temple (intercession) Myrrh: Esther bathed in oil of myrrh for 6 months (purification) Cedars of Lebanon: used to build Solomons's house (strength) Spikenard: rare plant in the bride's garden (intimacy, devotion) Rose of Sharon: Flower depicting the bride (beauty) Lily of the Valley: pure white delicate flower (honor & purity)
Song of Solomon 3:6 Who is coming in a pilliar of smoke, smelling of myrrh and frankincense? Song of Solomon 1:12 While the king sits at his table, my spikenard sends forth its fragrance. Song of Solomon 2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, I am the lily of the valley. Song of Solomon 1:17 The beams of our house are cedar. Job 29:2-3 How I long for...the days when Adonai watched over me, when His candle shined upon my head and by His light I walked through darkness, Ps 18:28 For you, Adonai, light my lamp;Adonai, my God lights up my darkness. Ps 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light on my path. Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine;for your light has come.