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Galbanum
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Galbanum
Galbanum (חֶלְבְּנָה‎, chelbenah). A gum resin made from certain plants, such as fennel and anise. One of the ingredients of the sacred incense (Exod 30:34; Sirach 24:15).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Galbanum
Galbanum. One of the ingredients used to make a special perfume for the tabernacle (Ex 30:34). Galbanum comes from a waxy, brownish gum excreted from the lower part of a plant that is a member of the carrot or parsley family and native to Syria and Persia. It is a tall herb which bears small, greenish-white
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Galbanum
Galbanum gal-baʹnəm [Heb ḥelbe; Gk chalbánē] (Ex. 30:34; Sir. 24:15); NEB Apoc. GALBAN. A fetid yellowish resin derived from species of Ferula, probably F. galbaniflua (a plant in the carrot family), and apparently imported from Persia or India. When burned it emitted a disagreeable odor, and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Galbanum
GALBANUM One of the ingredients used to make a special perfume for the tabernacle (Ex 30:34). Galbanum comes from a waxy, brownish gum excreted from the lower part of a plant that is a member of the carrot or parsley family and is native to Syria and Persia. It is a tall herb that bears small, greenish-white
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Galbanum
galbanum (gal´buh-nuhm), a gum resin derived from several plants (such as Ferula galbaniflua). It is an ingredient in incense (Exod. 30:34) for use in worship. Yellow or greenish brown, it has a prominent aroma and, though regularly called a “sweet spice,” it has a bitter taste. In Sir. 24:15 galbanum
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Galbanum
GalbanumA resinous gum (Heb. ḥelbĕnâ; Gk. chalbánē) derived by drying the milky sap from the roots of a form of fennel or carrot (probably Ferula galbaniflua Boise). A herbaceous plant found in Syria, Persia, and Afghanistan, galbanum has a distinct odor which becomes unpleasant when the resin
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Galbanum
Galbanum [gălˊbə nəm] (Heb. ḥelbe; Gk. chalbánē). A resinous gum derived by drying the milky sap from the roots of a form of fennel or carrot (probably Ferula galbaniflua Boise). A herbaceous plant found in Syria, Persia, and Afghanistan, galbanum has a distinct odor which becomes unpleasant
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Galbanum
GALBANUM A resinous and aromatic gum derived from a herbaceous plant that grew in Persia, Afghanistan, and Syria. It was an ingredient in incense (Exod 30:34; cf. Sir 24:15).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Galbanum
Galbanum, one of the perfumes employed in the preparation of the sacred incense. Ex. 30:34. 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
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Galbanum
GalbanumHeb. helbenah, (Ex. 30:34), one of the ingredients in the holy incense. It is a gum, probably from the Galbanum officinale.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Galbanum
Galbanumgalbanum (galʹbuh-nuhm), a gum resin derived from several plants (such as Ferula galbaniflua). It is an ingredient in incense (Exod. 30:34) for use in worship. Yellow or greenish brown, it had a prominent aroma and a bitter taste. In Ecclus. 24:15 it is one of a list of sweet spices that symbolize
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GALBANUM
GALBANUM<gal’-ba-num> ([חֶלְבְּנָה‎, chelbenah]; [χαλβάνη, 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
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