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Galbanum

Galbanum [N] [S]

Heb. helbenah, ( Exodus 30:34 ), one of the ingredients in the holy incense. It is a gum, probably from the Galbanum officinale.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Galbanum". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Galbanum, [N] [E]

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.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

GALBANUM

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.

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