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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A garden herb, sufficiently known. The Pharisees, desiring to distinguish themselves by a most scrupulous and literal observation of the law, gave tithes of mint, anise, and cummin, Matthew 23:23 . Our Savior does not censure this exactness, but complains, that while they were so precise in these lesser matters, they neglected the essential commandments of the law-making their punctiliousness about easy and external duties an excuse for disregarding their obligations to love God supremely, to be regenerated in heart, and just and beneficent in life.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Mint'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/m/mint.html. 1859.