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{Exodus 30:34} And the LORD 3068 said 559 z8799 unto x413 Moses, 4872 Take 3947 z8798 unto thee sweet spices, 5561 stacte, 5198 and onycha, 7827 and galbanum; 2464 [these] sweet y5561 spices 5561 with pure 2134 frankincense: 3828 of each 905 shall there be x1961 a like 905 [weight]:
unto thee:
"Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred [shekels], and of sweet cinnamon half so much, [even] two hundred and fifty [shekels], and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty [shekels]," {Exd 30:23} + "Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense," {Exd 25:6} + "And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the apothecary." {Exd 37:29}
stacte:
Heb. nataph, The Jews and others suppose it to be what was afterwards called the balm of Jericho, or Gilead.
onycha:
The word shechaileth is generally allowed to denote onycha (nail-fish, from its form), as it is rendered by the LXX and Vulgate. It is the shell of the purpura, and of the whole class of murex; and serves as the basis of the principal perfumes in India.
galbanum:
Chelbenah, (probably from chalay, milk or gum, and lavan, white), is the gummy, resinous juice of an umbelliferous plant, the bubon gumniferum of Linneus, growing in Syria, Persia, and Africa. It rises with a ligneous stalk from eight to ten feet, and is garnished with leaves at every joint. The top of the stalk is terminated by an umbel of yellow flowers which are succeeded by oblong channelled seeds, which have a thin membrane or wing on their border. When any part of the plant is broken, there issues out a little thin juice, of a cream colour, of a fat, tough substance, like gum ammoniac, composed of many small, shining grains, of a strong, piercing smell and a sharp, warm taste.
frankincense:
"And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be [of] fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon:" {Lev 2:1} + "And thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it [is] a meat offering." {Lev 2:15} + "But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put [any] frankincense thereon: for it [is] a sin offering." {Lev 5:11} + "And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon [each] row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, [even] an offering made by fire unto the LORD." {Lev 24:7} + "[Some] of them also [were] appointed to oversee the vessels, and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices. ... And [some] of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the spices." {1Ch 9:29-30} + "And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded [to be given] to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests." {Neh 13:5} + "Who [is] this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?" {Sgs 3:6} + "And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh." {Mtt 2:11}

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