Exodus 30:34

Overview - Exodus 30
The altar of incense.
11 The ransom of souls.
17 The brazen laver.
22 The holy anointing oil.
34 The composition of the incense.
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Exodus 30:34  (King James Version)
And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight:

unto thee
23 ; 25:6 37:29

Hebrew nataph.
The Jews and others suppose it to be what was afterwards called the balm of Jericho, or Gilead.

The word {shechaileth} is generally allowed to denote onycha, (nail-fish, from its form,) as it is rendered by the LXX. and
Vulgate. It is the shell of the purpura, and of the whole class of murex; and serves as the basis of the principal perfumes in India.* galbanum.
{Chelbenah,} (probably from {chalay,} milk or gum, and
{lavan,} white,) is the gummy, resinous juice of an umbelliferous plant, the {bubon gumniferum} of Linnus, growing in Syria, Persia, and Africa. It rises with a ligneous stalk from eight to ten feet, and is garnished with leaves at every joint. The top of the stalk is terminated by an umbel of yellow flowers which are succeeded by oblong channelled seeds, which have a thin membrane or wing on their border. When any part of the plant is broken, there issues out a little thin juice, of a cream colour, of a fat, tough substance, like gum ammoniac, composed of many small, shining grains, of a strong, piercing smell and a sharp, warm taste.

Leviticus 2:1 Leviticus 2:15 ; 5:11 24:7 1 Chronicles 9:29 1 Chronicles 9:30 ; Nehemiah 13:5 ; Solomon 3:6 ; Matthew 2:11