The lampstand had 7 branches -- ie, the perfect light of truth
(Psa 119:105) -- which the ecclesia must dispense (Rev 1:20; Phi 2:15; Mat
5:14-16). The only form of light in the holy place, to be kept burning by oil
supplied by all Israel (Exo 27:20,21).
"5 feet tall, 3 1/2 feet wide, per Josephus. Suggested, a central stem with
other 6 lampstands arranged in a regular hexagon round it -- is this the origin
of design for star of David?" (WRev
The six branches, surrounding the central stem and forming a
hexagon, would resemble a tree -- the tree of life (Gen 2:9; 3:22,24).