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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia gal´ba
): A gum-resin which occurs in small, round, semitranslucent tears or in brownish yellow masses; has a pleasant aromatic odor and a bitter taste; and is today, at any rate, imported from Persia. It is derived from certain umbelliferous plants, Ferula galbaniflua
and F. rubricaulis
. It is mentioned in Exodus 30:34
as an ingredient of the holy incense, and also in Sirach 24:15: "a pleasant odor ... as galbanum.»
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Galbanum'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/g/galbanum.html. 1915.