Heb. helbenah, ( Exodus 30:34 ), one of the ingredients in the holy incense. It is a gum, probably from the Galbanum officinale.
one of the perfumes employed in the preparation of the sacred incense. ( Exodus 10:34 ) The galbanum of commerce is brought chiefly from India and the Levant. It is a resinous gum of a brownish-yellow color and strong disagreeable smell, usually met with in masses, but sometimes found in yellowish tear-like drops. But, though galbanum itself is well known, the plant which yields it has not been exactly determined.
gal'-ba-num (chelbenah; chalbdne):
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.
"a pleasant odor .... as galbanum."
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