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Holman Bible Dictionary
Treasury of Biblical Knowledge
- Spices, Spikenard, Myrrh, Hyssop, Etc: & Balm, Ointment, Perfumes
- Perfumes, & Spices: & Balm, Ointment
- Oil, Ointment, Anointed: & Perfume
- (only first 3 shown)
Modern translation of a word translated as apothecary by the KJV (Exodus 30:25
; Exodus 37:29
; 2 Chronicles 16:14
; Nehemiah 3:8
; Ecclesiastes 10:1
). Perfumes mentioned in the Bible include: aloes, balsam (or balm), bdellium, calamus (or sweet or fragment cane), camel's thorn, cinnamon (or cassia), frankincense, galbanum, gum, henna, myrrh, nard (or spikenard), onycha, saffron, and stacte. (See Apothecary
; and separate articles on each for further identification).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Perfume, Perfumer'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/p/perfume-perfumer.html. 1991.