Apothecary [N]

rendered in the margin and the Revised Version "perfumer," in Exodus 30:25 ; 37:29 ; Eccl 10:1 . The holy oils and ointments were prepared by priests properly qualified for this office. The feminine plural form of the Hebrew word is rendered "confectionaries" in 1 Samuel 8:13 .

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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

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


One who makes perfumes.

And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the APOTHECARY: it shall be an holy anointing oil. ( Exodus 30:25 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Apothecary'". A King James Dictionary.



Found in English Versions of the Bible eight times in the Old Testament and Apocrypha for Hebrew word rendered more accurately "perfumer" by the Revised Version (British and American) in Exodus 30:25,35; 37:29; Ecclesiastes 10:1; though inconsistently retained elsewhere (2 Chronicles 16:14 the English Revised Version; Nehemiah 3:8 the English Revised Version (compare the margin); Sirach 38:8; 49:1). See PERFUMER.

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