An aromatic gum that grows in Arabia, Abyssinia, and India. Highly prized from earliest times (Gen 37:25
), it was used in incense (Exod 30:23
) and as a perfume for garments (Ps 45:9
) or for a lover’s couch (Prov 7:17
). It was part of the cosmetic treatment used to purify young girls for the king’s bed (Esth 2:13
), and it was also used in embalming (Mark 15:23
; John 19:39
). Myrrh appears among the items of luxury trade flowing into Babylon (Rome) as it meets its doom (Rev 18:13
). Along with gold and frankincense it exemplifies the rich gifts brought to the infant Christ by the magi from the East (Matt 2:11
25Then they sat down to eat; and looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels carrying gum, balm, and resin, on their way ... View more
23Take the finest spices: of liquid myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet-smelling cinnamon half as much, that is, two hundred fifty, and two hundred fifty o ... View more
9daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor;
at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
17I have perfumed my bed with myrrh,
aloes, and cinnamon.
13When the girl went in to the king she was given whatever she asked for to take with her from the harem to the king's palace.
23And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh; but he did not take it.
39Nicodemus, who had at first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds.
13cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, olive oil, choice flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, slaves—and human lives.
11On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him ... View more