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(cal' uh muhss) An ingredient of holy anointing oil (Ezekiel 30:23 ). It was a good-smelling spice made from an imported reed. It is also translated “fragrant cane” (NIV, NAS) or aromatic cane (NRSV).

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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.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Calamus'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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