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Aspalathus

Aspalathus

the name of some sweet perfume mentioned in Ecclus. 24:15. The Lignum rhodianum , is by some supposed to be the substance indicated by the aspalathus, the plant which yields it is the Convolvulus scoparius if Linnaeus.


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Aspalathus'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ASPALATHUS

as-pal'-a-thus (aspalathos):

An aromatic plant mentioned in Ecclesiasticus 24:15 the King James Version, where "wisdom" says, "I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon and aspalathus," etc. It would appear, from a reference in Pliny, to have been a prickly shrub, the wood of which was scented, but nothing certain is known about it.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ASPALATHUS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.