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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4496 perfume
4496 perfume

4496 perfume

Substances used to make perfumes

By blending ingredients Ex 30:23-24,34

Substances used as perfumes SS 4:13-14 See also SS 1:12-14; SS 3:6; SS 5:13; Mk 14:3; Jn 12:3

Perfume ingredients as traded commodities Ge 37:25; Eze 27:19; Rev 18:13

The attractive fragrance of perfume

Its tempting allure Pr 7:17 See also Isa 57:9; Eze 23:40-41

Its pleasing fragrance Pr 27:9; SS 1:3; SS 4:10

Fragrance used metaphorically 2Co 2:14-16 See also Eph 5:2; Php 4:18

Examples of the use of perfume

As a cosmetic Est 2:12 See also Ru 3:3

To give fragrance to clothes Ps 45:8 See also SS 4:11

In burying the dead Mt 26:12 pp Mk 14:8 See also 2Ch 16:14; Mk 16:1 pp Lk 23:56-24:1; Jn 12:7; Jn 19:39-40

Perfumers

Commissioned to make oil and incense for the sanctuary Ex 37:29 See also Ex 30:25,33 The manufacture of the sacred anointing oil by unauthorised persons was forbidden; Ex 30:35; 1Ch 9:30

Other references to perfumers 1Sa 8:13 perfumers in the service of the king; Ne 3:8 Hananiah

See also

4466herbs and spices
4486myrrh
4488oil
4490ointment
5183smell
5234bottle
5241burial
6241seduction
7304anointing
7386incense

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