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Holman Bible Dictionary

Myrrh


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An aromatic resin having many uses in the Ancient Near East. It was traded along with spices (Genesis 37:25 ), used as an ingredient in anointing oil (Exodus 30:23 ), applied as perfume (Esther 2:12 ), placed in clothes to deodorize them (Psalm 45:8 ), given as a gift (Matthew 2:11 ), and used to embalm bodies (John 19:39 ).


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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 'Myrrh'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/m/myrrh.html. 1991.

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