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Smith's Bible Dictionary


one of the perfumes employed in the preparation of the sacred incense (Exodus 30:34). The galbanum of commerce is brought chiefly from India and the Levant. It is a resinous gum of a brownish‐yellow color and strong disagreeable smell, usually met with in masses, but sometimes found in yellowish tear‐like drops. But, though galbanum itself is well known, the plant which yields it has not been exactly determined. Sprengel is in favor of the Ferula ferulago, L., which grows in North Africa, Crete, and Asia Minor. It was for some time supposed to be the product of the Bubon galbanum of Linnaeus, a native of the Cape of Good Hope. The Opoidia Galbanifera has been adopted by the Dublin College in their Pharmacopoeia as that which yields the galbanum. But the question remains undecided.

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