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Researchers generally assume that Tayma was a pit stop on an ancient network of trade routes, known as the Incense Route, that carried frankincense and myrrh from southern Arabia to Mediterranean destinations around 2,300 to 1,900 years ago.

Everything from the bark of the tree to the sap inside is fragrant, so both frankincense and myrrh are used as incense and perfume.

Instead of explaining what frankincense and myrrh are for the fourth year in a row, tell everyone that nematode worms lactate.

As early as the 2nd century, they were promoted to kings, probably because frankincense is associated with royalty in one of the Psalms.

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According to the Gospel, the men had followed a star to the house where Jesus and Mary were and presented gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

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Same with the Three Kings and their gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Frankincense is a kind of incense, which is to say room freshener.

Casper, Melchior, and Balthazar “presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”

The air was heavy with the perfume of frankincense which smouldered in a brass vessel set upon a tray.

To what purpose do you bring me frankincense from Saba, and the sweet smelling cane from a far country?

Take of red roses, lapididis hoematis, white frankincense, of each half an ounce.

It is the true spice-tree of our Northern clime, the myrrh and frankincense of the land of lingering snow.

To Hamilton Burton it was all like the sniffing of frankincense and myrrh.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to frankincense, such as: aroma, odor, perfume, scent, balm, and bouquet.

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