SPECIAL TOPIC: FRANKINCENSE

Like myrrh, frankincense (BDB 526, NIDOTTE, vol. 2, pp. 750-757) was made from sweet-smelling tree sap from Arabia (cf. Jer. 6:20). It was used for several purposes.
  1. cereal sacrifice, Lev. 2:1; 6:14-18
  2. sin sacrifice, Lev. 5:11
  3. holy incense, Exod. 30:34-38; 1 Chr. 9:29
  4. put on the table of showbread along with the twelve loaves, Lev. 24:7
  5. personal perfume, Song of Songs 3:6; 4:6,14
See UBS, Fauna and Flora of the Bible, pp. 121-122.

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