Onycha
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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Onycha

spoken of in (Exodus 30:34) was one of the ingredients of the sacred perfume. It consists of the shells of several kinds of mussels, which when burned emit a strong odor.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Onycha

An ingredient of the sacred incense, whose fragrance perfumed the sanctuary alone, Exodus 30:34. It is conjectured to mean the Blatta Bryzantina of the shops; an article which consists of the cover or lid of a species of muscle, and when burnt emits a musky odor. The best onycha is found in the Red Sea, and is white and large.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A nail; claw; hoof, (Hebrews sheheleth; Exodus 30:34), a Latin word applied to the operculum, i.e., the claw or nail of the strombus or wing-shell, a univalve common in the Red Sea. The opercula of these shell-fish when burned emit a strong odour "like castoreum." This was an ingredient in the sacred incense.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An ingredient of the Mosaic incense, probably the operculum of some kind of strombus.

2. (n.) The precious stone called onyx.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ONYCHA

on'i-ka (shecheleth; compare Arabic suchalat, "filings," "husks"): "Onycha" is a transliteration of the Septuagint onucha, accusative of onux, which means "nail," "claw," "hoof," and also "onyx," a precious stone. The form "onycha" was perhaps chosen to avoid confusion with "onyx," the stone. The Hebrew shecheleth occurs only in Exodus 30:34 as an ingredient of the sacred incense. It is supposed to denote the horny operculum found in certain species of marine gasteropod molluscs. The operculum is a disk attached to the upper side of the hinder part of the "foot" of the mollusc. When the animal draws itself into its shell, the hinder part of the foot comes last, and the operculum closes the mouth of the shell. The operculum, which may be horny or stony, is absent in some species. The horny opercula when burned emit a peculiar odor, and are still used in combination with other perfumes by the Arab women of Upper Egypt and Nubia. (See Sir S. Baker, The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia, cited by EB, under the word "Onycha.")

Alfred Ely Day

Strong's Hebrew
7827. shecheleth -- (an ingredient of the holy incense) perhaps ...
... shecheleth. 7828 . (an ingredient of the holy incense) perhaps onycha.
Transliteration: shecheleth Phonetic Spelling: (shekh-ay'-leth) Short Definition: ...
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Library

Annunciation to Zacharias of the Birth of John the Baptist.
... The temple incense was made of stacte, onycha, galbanum, and pure frankincense,
in equal parts, beaten very small"Exodus 30:7, 8, 34-38.] 10 The whole ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/v annunciation to zacharias of.htm

Folly of the Arguments Derived by the Heretics from Numbers ...
... The incense [3171] also, in like manner, [was compounded] of stacte, onycha, galbanum,
mint, and frankincense, all which do in no respect, either as to their ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter xxiv folly of the arguments.htm

Solomon's Temple Spiritualized
The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3. <. ...
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Thesaurus
Onycha (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) The precious stone called onyx. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ONYCHA. ...
The form "onycha" was perhaps chosen to avoid confusion with "onyx," the stone. ...
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Spices (64 Occurrences)
... (2) cammim (Exodus 30:34, "sweet spices")): "Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte,
and onycha, and galbanum; sweet spices with pure frankincense." It is a ...
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Onwards (9 Occurrences)

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Onyx (16 Occurrences)

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Gum (3 Occurrences)
... Exodus 30:34 Yahweh said to Moses, "Take to yourself sweet spices, gum resin, and
onycha, and galbanum; sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall ...
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Galbanum (1 Occurrence)
... Exodus 30:34 Yahweh said to Moses, "Take to yourself sweet spices, gum resin, and
onycha, and galbanum; sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall ...
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Incense (167 Occurrences)
... sweet incense" (keToreth ha-cammim, Exodus 25:6, etc.)-was compounded according
to a definite prescription of the perfumes, stacte, onycha, galbanum and pure ...
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Frankincense (22 Occurrences)
... Exodus 30:34 Yahweh said to Moses, "Take to yourself sweet spices, gum resin, and
onycha, and galbanum; sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall ...
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Fragrant (30 Occurrences)
... Exodus 30:34 And Jehovah said to Moses, Take fragrant drugs stacte, and onycha,
and galbanum fragrant drugs and pure frankincense; in like proportions shall it ...
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Resin (4 Occurrences)
... Exodus 30:34 Yahweh said to Moses, "Take to yourself sweet spices, gum resin, and
onycha, and galbanum; sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall ...
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