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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia


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The term given as the translation for "ḳ iddah" (Exodus 30:24 Ezekiel 27:19 ) and "ḳ eẓ i' ot" (Psalm 45:9 ). Ancient commentators agree in identifying the two. Onkelos to Exodus 30:24 renders "ḳ iddah" by "ḳ eẓ i' ah" Rashi does the same. Cassia belongs to the cinnamon group and resembles the ordinary species, though its fragrance is fainter. It is indigenous to Eastern countries, and in Biblical times was used along with myrrh and aloes both as a perfume ( Psalm 45:9 ) and as an ingredient of the anointing-oil (Exodus 30:24 ). It formed one of the many commodities in which Tyre traded (Ezekiel 27:19 ).

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Cassia'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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