4466 herbs and spices

4466 herbs and spices

Plants whose leaves or seeds are used as food or flavourings and sometimes for medicine. The rich variety of such plants in the Near East results in numerous references in Scripture.

Aloes

Jn 19:39-40 See also Nu 24:5-6; Ps 45:6-8; Pr 7:17-18; SS 4:12-14

Balm

Ge 43:11 See also Ge 37:25; Jer 8:22

Bitter herbs

Ex 12:5-8 See also Nu 9:9-11; La 3:15

Caraway

Isa 28:27 See also Isa 28:25

Cassia

Ps 45:8 See also Ex 30:22-25; Eze 27:19

Cinnamon

Rev 18:11-13 See also Ex 30:22-25; Pr 7:17-18; SS 4:12-14

Coriander

Ex 16:31 See also Nu 11:7

Cummin

Isa 28:25,27; Mt 23:23

Dill

Mt 23:23

Henna

SS 1:14 See also SS 4:13

Mint

Mt 23:23 pp Lk 11:42

Myrrh

Est 2:12 See also SS 1:13; Mt 2:11; Jn 19:38-39

Rue

Lk 11:42

Saffron

SS 4:13-14

Salt herbs

Job 30:1-5

Other spices

Given as gifts or as tribute 1Ki 10:10 pp 2Ch 9:9 See also 1Ki 10:1-2 pp 2Ch 9:1; 1Ki 10:25 pp 2Ch 9:24

Traded between countries Ge 37:25 See also Eze 27:22; Rev 18:11-13

Used in burial customs 2Ch 16:14 See also Mk 16:1 pp Lk 23:56-24:1; Jn 19:40

Used for perfume or flavouring Ex 30:34-35 See also Ps 75:8; SS 4:10; Eze 24:10

Stores of spices 2Ch 32:27 See also 2Ki 20:13 pp Isa 39:2; 1Ch 9:29-30

See also

4402plants
4408balm
4486myrrh
4490ointment
4496perfume
4528trees
5241burial
5303embalming
5407merchants
5587trade
5594tribute
7406Passover