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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Perfumer

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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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