Balm of Gilead
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December 8. "Is There no Balm in Gilead; is There no Physician ...
... DECEMBER 8. "Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?" (Jer. viii. ...
"Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?" (Jeremiah 8:22). ...
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Balm in Gilead.
... Homily XII. Chapter XIV."Balm in Gilead. Then said Peter, "What then? Do you suppose,
O woman, that those who destroy themselves are freed from punishment? ...
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Who Shall Deliver?
... "Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the
health of the daughter of my people recovered?""Jeremiah 8:22. ...
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The Prophet --His Youth and his Call.
... Even the stork in the heavens Knoweth her seasons, And dove, swift and swallow Keep
time of their coming. Is there no balm in Gilead, No healer there?(99). ...
// iii the prophethis youth.htm

Elijah the Tishbite
... And while he came to the people as a reprover of sin, his message offered the balm
of Gilead to the sin-sick souls of all who desired to be healed. ...
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Causes of the Inefficacy of Christianity
... "Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? Why then is not the
health of the daughter of my people recovered?" Jer.8:22. ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 116 causes of the.htm

Ciii. Zacchæus. Parable of the Pounds. Journey to Jerusalem.
... The famous balm of Gilead was cultivated in Peræa, and probably added
considerably to the trade which passed through Jericho. Herod ...
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The Joyous Return
... If you go to Gilead for balm for your wound, you would turn that way in vain; for
to the question, "Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 37 1891/the joyous return.htm

Book 8 Footnotes
... This last is also the same word that we elsewhere render by the same mistake balm
of Gilead; it should be rendered, the turpentine of Gilead, Jeremiah 8:22. ...
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Loving Advice for Anxious Seekers
... that I might come even to his seat!" I thought that this text might be as the balm
of Gilead to some of these unwise ones, who have found out all of a sudden ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 13 1867/loving advice for anxious seekers.htm

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Balm of Gilead


The people of Jericho today prepare for the benefit of pilgrims a "Balm of Gilead" from the zaqqum (Balanites Aegyptiaca), but this has no serious claims to be the balm of antiquity. If we are to look beyond the borders of modern Palestine we may credit the tradition which claims that Mecca balsam, a product of Balsamodendron Gileadense and B. opobalsamum, was the true "balm," and Post (HDB, I, 236) produces evidence to show that these plants were once grown in the Jordan valley. Yet another suggestion, made by Lagarde, is that the tsori = sturax, and if so then "balm" would be the inspissated juice of the Storax-tree (Stytax officinalis), a common inhabitant of Gilead.

See also BALM.

E. W. G. Masterman



Balm of Gilead

Balm or More Properly, Balsam

Balm: A Medicinal Balsam

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