Balsam
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A fragrant ointment used as medication; a balm; a resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil.

2. (n.) A species of tree (Abies balsamea).

3. (n.) An annual garden plant (Impatiens balsamina) with beautiful flowers; balsamine.

4. (n.) Anything that heals, soothes, or restores.

5. (v. t.) To treat or anoint with balsam; to relieve, as with balsam; to render balsamic.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BALSAM

Alex. Macalister

Strong's Hebrew
1314. bosem -- spice, balsam, the balsam tree
... 1313, 1314. bosem. 1315 . spice, balsam, the balsam tree. Transliteration:
bosem Phonetic Spelling: (beh'-sem) Short Definition: spices. ...
/hebrew/1314.htm - 6k

1057. baka -- balsam tree
... 1056, 1057. baka. 1058 . balsam tree. Transliteration: baka Phonetic Spelling:
(baw-kaw') Short Definition: trees. Word Origin from ...
/hebrew/1057.htm - 6k

6875. tsori -- (a kind of) balsam
... 6874, 6875. tsori or tseri or tsori. 6876 . (a kind of) balsam. Transliteration:
tsori or tseri or tsori Phonetic Spelling: (tser-ee') Short Definition: balm ...
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1313. basam -- spice
... Word Origin the same as bosem, qv. spice From an unused root meaning to be fragrant;
(compare cam) the balsam plant -- spice. see HEBREW cam. 1312, 1313. ...
/hebrew/1313.htm - 5k

Library

The Return of the Holy Family from Egypt
... All was now green here, and the stream from the spring encircled a garden, surrounded
on all four sides (except for the entrance) by a hedge of balsam shrubs. ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/xvii the return of the.htm

Concerning Balaam the Prophet and what Kind of Man He Was.
... plain over against Jericho. This city is a very happy situation, and very fit
for producing palm-trees and balsam. And now the Israelites ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 6 concerning balaam the.htm

Book 8 Footnotes
... [17] Some blame Josephus for supposing that the balsam tree might be first brought
out of Arabia, or Egypt, or Ethiopia, into Judea, by this queen of Sheba ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/book 8 footnotes.htm

Whether Olive Oil is a Suitable Matter for this Sacrament?
... For this sacrament is ordained immediately to the state of incorruption. Now
incorruption is signified by balsam which is contained in chrism. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether olive oil is a.htm

The views of Redemption Entertained by These Heretics.
... who liveth." Then the bystanders add these words, "Peace be to all on whom this
name rests." After this they anoint the initiated person with balsam; for they ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter xxi the views of redemption.htm

In Judaea
... Its palm-groves and gardens of roses, but especially its balsam-plantations, of
which the largest was behind the royal palace, were the fairy land of the old ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/chapter 5 in judaea.htm

In Jericho and at Bethany - Jericho - a Guest with Zacchæus - the ...
... Paradise. Antony had bestowed the revenues of its balsam-plantations as an
Imperial gift upon Cleopatra, who in turn sold them to Herod. ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxiv in jericho and.htm

The Presentation of the Blessed virgin in the Temple
... terebinth juice into the water. This is like a white treacly oil, very
refreshing but not so delicate as balsam. She gave up all ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/iii the presentation of the.htm

The Census and the Journey of the Holy Family
... themselves here with fruit and little loaves of bread which they had with them,
and drank water from the spring near by, mixing it with balsam which Joseph had ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/x the census and the.htm

Change not Always Improvement.
... hide of such a beast, unless after long softening and smoothening down and
deodorization (which in Omphale's house, I hope, was effected by balsam and fenugreek ...
/.../tertullian/on the pallium/chapter iv change not always improvement.htm

Thesaurus
Balsam (10 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) Anything that heals, soothes, or restores. 5. (vt) To treat or anoint with
balsam; to relieve, as with balsam; to render balsamic. Int. ...BALSAM. Alex. ...
/b/balsam.htm - 10k

Balsam-trees (1 Occurrence)
Balsam-trees. Balsam, Balsam-trees. Baltasar . Multi-Version
Concordance Balsam-trees (1 Occurrence). Psalms 84:6 Going ...
/b/balsam-trees.htm - 6k

Balm (7 Occurrences)
... (2.) There is another Hebrew word, basam_ or _bosem, from which our word "balsam,"
as well as the corresponding Greek balsamon, is derived. ...
/b/balm.htm - 14k

Spices (64 Occurrences)
... They were used in the obsequies of kings (2 Chronicles 16:14) and in preparation
of a bride for a royal marriage (Esther 2:12, "sweet-odors" = balsam). ...
/s/spices.htm - 32k

Spice (25 Occurrences)
... They were used in the obsequies of kings (2 Chronicles 16:14) and in preparation
of a bride for a royal marriage (Esther 2:12, "sweet-odors" = balsam). ...
/s/spice.htm - 18k

Myrrh (22 Occurrences)
... What was meant by this word is uncertain. It has been thought to be the chestnut,
mastich, stacte, balsam, turpentine, pistachio nut, or the lotus. ... See BALSAM. ...
/m/myrrh.htm - 18k

Trees (179 Occurrences)
... mul'-ber-i, (bekha'im; Septuagint apioi, "pear trees" (2 Samuel 5:23; 1 Chronicles
14:14, margin "balsam-trees"; Psalm 84:6, the King James Version "Baca ...
/t/trees.htm - 45k

Mulberry (6 Occurrences)
... mul'-ber-i, (bekha'im; Septuagint apioi, "pear trees" (2 Samuel 5:23; 1 Chronicles
14:14, margin "balsam-trees"; Psalm 84:6, the King James Version "Baca ...
/m/mulberry.htm - 11k

Baca (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Baca, Valley of. (Psalm 84:6; RV, "valley of weeping, "
marg., "or balsam trees"), probably a valley in some part of Palestine, or ...
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Ladanum (2 Occurrences)
... and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites came
from Gilead; and their camels bore tragacanth, and balsam, and ladanum ...
/l/ladanum.htm - 7k

Concordance
Balsam (10 Occurrences)

Genesis 37:25
And they sat down to eat bread; and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites came from Gilead; and their camels bore tragacanth, and balsam, and ladanum going to carry it down to Egypt.
(DBY)

Genesis 43:11
And their father Israel said to them, If it is then so, do this: take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a gift: a little balsam and a little honey, tragacanth and ladanum, pistacia-nuts and almonds.
(DBY)

2 Samuel 5:23
When David inquired of Yahweh, he said, "You shall not go up. Circle around behind them, and attack them over against the mulberry trees.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 5:24
It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then you shall stir yourself up; for then Yahweh has gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines."
(See NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 14:14
David inquired again of God; and God said to him, "You shall not go up after them. Turn away from them, and come on them over against the mulberry trees.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 14:15
It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then you shall go out to battle; for God has gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines."
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Song of Songs 5:1
I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; to take my myrrh with my spice; my wax with my honey; my wine with my milk. Take meat, O friends; take wine, yes, be overcome with love.
(See NAS)

Song of Songs 5:13
His face is as beds of spices, giving out perfumes of every sort; his lips like lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.
(See NAS)

Song of Songs 6:2
My loved one is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to take food in the gardens, and to get lilies.
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 27:17
Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy traffickers: they traded for thy merchandise wheat of Minnith, and pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm.
(See JPS)

Subtopics

Balsam

Related Terms

Balsam-trees (1 Occurrence)

Balm (7 Occurrences)

Spices (64 Occurrences)

Spice (25 Occurrences)

Myrrh (22 Occurrences)

Trees (179 Occurrences)

Mulberry (6 Occurrences)

Baca (1 Occurrence)

Ladanum (2 Occurrences)

Gilead (130 Occurrences)

Tragacanth (2 Occurrences)

Commerce (3 Occurrences)

Jude (4 Occurrences)

Zacchaeus (3 Occurrences)

Fir (22 Occurrences)

Pistacia-nuts (1 Occurrence)

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Advertise (1 Occurrence)

Amber (3 Occurrences)

Apple (8 Occurrences)

Smell (77 Occurrences)

Goshen (16 Occurrences)

Proper (62 Occurrences)

Bore (221 Occurrences)

Arabia (9 Occurrences)

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Gift (148 Occurrences)

Palestine (1 Occurrence)

Epistle (13 Occurrences)

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