An aromatic resin having many uses in the Ancient Near East. It was traded along with spices (Genesis 37:25), used as an ingredient in anointing oil (Exodus 30:23), applied as perfume (Esther 2:12), placed in clothes to deodorize them (Psalms 45:8), given as a gift (Matthew 2:11), and used to embalm bodies (John 19:39).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'MYRRH'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".