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Holman Bible Dictionary

Perfume, Perfumer

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Modern translation of a word translated as apothecary by the KJV (Exodus 30:25 ,Exodus 30:25,30:35; 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; Cosmetics; Oil; Ointment; and separate articles on each for further identification).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Perfume, Perfumer'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/p/perfume-perfumer.html. 1991.

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