were used in religious worship, and for personal and domestic enjoyment ( Exodus 30:35-37 ; Proverbs 7:17 ; Cant 3:6 ; Isaiah 57:9 ); and also in embalming the dead, and in other funeral ceremonies ( Mark 14:8 ; Luke 24:1 ; John 19:39 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Perfumes". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".