An aromatic gum found in SW Arabia and Abyssinia, and used in the Temple (Isa. 43: 23). It was one of the gifts brought by the Magi (Matt. 2: 11), part of the stock‐in‐trade of sorcerers who now laid it in submission at the feet of the infant Jesus. Cf. Acts 19: 13–20.
Subjects: Biblical Studies.