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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
PERFUMER. The Oriental liking for odoriferous substances has always rendered the function of the perfumer an important one. The materials used in Bible times were gums, resins, roots, barks, leaves; and these were variously combined according to the skill and fancy of the perfumer. In Nehemiah 3:8 we read of a guild of perfumers. ‘ Perfumers ’ ought in every instance to be substituted for AV [Note: Authorized Version.] apothecaries as well as for confectionaries of 1 Samuel 8:13 .
Cf. art. Apothecary.
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Perfumer'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/p/perfumer.html. 1909.
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