- Baur, Paul V. C. “David and Goliath on an Early Christian Lamp.” Yale Classical Studies 1 (1928): 43–51. Baur dates the lamp to the 3rd century AD, and compares it to other ancient pictures of David and Goliath.
- Elsner, Jás. “Archaeologies and Agendas: Reflections on Late Ancient Jewish Art and Early Christian Art.” Journal of Roman Studies 93 (2003): 114–23. This article asks how, if at all, we can determine if an object is Jewish or Christian, and what that means.
- Goodenough, Erwin R. Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period, Volume Two: The Archaeological Evidence from the Diaspora. New York: Pantheon, 1953, 105–8. Goodenough disagrees with Baur, identifies the lamp as Jewish, and argues that it could have been used for a magical ritual.
- Thomas, Ross. “Lamps in Terracotta and Bronze,” 1–18. Online: https://www.britishmuseum.org/pdf/Thomas_Lamps.pdf A study of lamps from the city of Naukratis in Egypt, with interesting suggestions for the function of multi-nozzle lamps.
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