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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1313 - בָּשָׂם
1) spice, balsam
2) (TWOT) sweet, sweet smell, sweet odour
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בָּשָׂם or בְּשָׂם (with Kametz impure) m., balsam, the balsam plant, formerly frequent in the gardens of Judæa, and still cultivated at Tiberias, Song of Solomon 5:1. (Arab. بَشَامُ an odorous shrub, like the balsam tree; by the insertion of Lam quadril. بلسام, بلسم, بلسان βάλσαμος, the balsam tree.) [“Ch. and Talmud. בּוּסְמָן, also אֲפַרְסְמוֹן, l being changed into r.”]
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20