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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Incense


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A — 1: θυμίαμα
(Strong's #2368 — Noun Neuter — thumiama — thoo-mee'-am-ah )

denotes "fragrant stuff for burning, incense" (from thuo, "to offer in sacrifice"), Luke 1:10,11 ; in the plural, Revelation 5:8 ; 18:13 , RV (AV, "odors"); Revelation 8:3,4 , signifying "frankincense" here. In connection with the tabenacle, the "incense" was to be prepared from stacte, onycha, and galbanum, with pure frankincense, an equal weight of each; imitation for private use was forbidden, Exodus 30:34-38 . See ODOR. Cp. thumiaterion, "a censer," Hebrews 9:4 , and libanos, "frankincense," Revelation 18:13 ; see FRANKINCENSE.

B — 1: θυμιάω
(Strong's #2370 — Verb — thumiao — thoo-mee-ah'-o )

"to burn incense" (see A), is found in Luke 1:9 .


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Incense'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/i/incense.html. 1940.

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the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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