Perfumes
Jump to: Smith'sATSEaston'sConcordanceThesaurusGreekHebrewLibrarySubtopicsTerms
Smith's Bible Dictionary
Perfumes

The free use of perfumes was peculiarly grateful to the Orientals, (Proverbs 27:9) whose olfactory nerves are more than usually sensitive to the offensive smells engendered by the heat of their climate. The Hebrews manufactured their perfumes chiefly from spices imported from Arabia though to a certain extent also from aromatic plants growing in their own country. Perfumes entered largely into the temple service, in the two forms of incense and ointment. (Exodus 30:22-38) Nor were they less used in private life; not only were they applied to the person, but to garment, (Psalms 45:8; Solomon 4:11) and to articles of furniture, such as beds. (Proverbs 7:17)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Perfumes

The use of perfumes was common among the Hebrews and the Orientals generally, before it was known to the Greeks and Romans. Moses also speaks of the art of the perfumer, in the English Bible "apothecary;" and gives the composition of two perfumes, of which one was to be offered to the Lord on the golden altar, Exodus 30:34-38. And the other to be used for anointing the high priest and his sons, the tabernacle, and the vessels of divine service, Exodus 30:23-33.

The Hebrews had also perfumes for embalming their dead. The composition is note exactly known, but they used myrrh, aloes, and other strong and astringent drugs proper to prevent infection and corruption. See EMBALMING, and OINTMENT.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Were used in religious worship, and for personal and domestic enjoyment (Exodus 30:35-37; Proverbs 7:17; Cant. 3:6; Isaiah 57:9); and also in embalming the dead, and in other funeral ceremonies (Mark 14:8; Luke 24:1; John 19:39).
Greek
3464. muron -- ointment
... scents). Word Origin a prim. word Definition ointment NASB Word Usage ointment
(1), perfume (12), perfumes (1). ointment. Probably ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/3464.htm - 7k
Strong's Hebrew
7547. riqquach -- perfumery
... 7546, 7547. riqquach or riqquach. 7548 . perfumery. Transliteration: riqquach
or riqquach Phonetic Spelling: (rak-koo'-akh) Short Definition: perfumes. ...
/hebrew/7547.htm - 6k
Library

Of the Charms of Perfumes which are More Easily Overcome.
... Book X. Chapter XXXII."Of the Charms of Perfumes Which are More Easily Overcome.
48. With the attractions of odours I am not much troubled. ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/chapter xxxii of the charms of.htm

Chapter i.
... He who, drawn by the sweetness of perfumes, enters a perfumer's shop, while receiving
the pleasure which he takes in the smell of those odours, perfumes himself ...
//christianbookshelf.org/francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter i.htm

How by Holy Complacency we are Made as Little Infants at Our ...
... prepares it for her children even before they have thought of it; it has a sweet
and agreeable taste, and the odour thereof surpasses all perfumes; it makes ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter ii how by holy.htm

The Precious Ointment.
... Every prayer your offer in the Spirit perfumes the corridors of heaven. ... While the
glory of the one lights up the room, the holy life of the other perfumes it. ...
/.../orr/food for the lambs or helps for young christians/the precious ointment.htm

The Eve of the Resurrection.
... The sight filled her with inexpressible joy, and she immediately rejoined the holy
women, who were busily employed in preparing the perfumes and spices. ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter lx the eve of.htm

I am So Glad, Dearest Celine
... matter if these ointment-jars"our lives"be broken, since Our Lord is consoled, and
the world in spite of itself is forced to inhale the perfumes they give ...
//christianbookshelf.org/therese/story of a soul/xx i am so glad.htm

That it Does not Become one in Holy Orders to be Clad in Costly ...
... they ought to be subjected to punishment. So likewise they who anoint
themselves with perfumes. When the root of bitterness sprang ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xvi that it does.htm

How this Sacred Repose is Practised.
... When by thy sweet presence thou dost cast odoriferous perfumes into our hearts,
perfumes more pleasing than delicious wine and honey, all the powers of our ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter ix how this sacred.htm

Treatise on the Priesthood. Book vi.
... elaborate braiding and dyeing of hair, costliness of dress, variety of golden ornaments,
and the glory of precious stones, the scent of perfumes, and all those ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/treatise on the priesthood book 6.htm

1 Timothy i. 7-May
... Talk not of the precious spices of India, Arabia, and Persia, the moist and
the dry, the perfumes and unguents, so costly and so useless. ...
/.../homily ii 1 timothy i.htm

Thesaurus
Perfumes (69 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Perfumes (69 Occurrences). Luke 1:9 And as was the way
of the priests, he had to go into the Temple to see to the burning of perfumes. ...
/p/perfumes.htm - 30k

Perfumer (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) One who, or that which, perfumes. 2. (n.) One
whose trade is to make or sell perfumes. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
/p/perfumer.htm - 11k

Perfume (202 Occurrences)
... pur'-ium, per-fum' (qeToreth qaTar literally, "incense"): The ancients were fond
of sweet perfumes of all kinds (Proverbs 27:9), and that characteristic is ...
/p/perfume.htm - 38k

Perfumery (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Perfumes, in general, or the art of preparing
or selling perfumes. Multi-Version Concordance Perfumery (1 Occurrence). ...
/p/perfumery.htm - 6k

Draining (20 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 44:17 But we will certainly do every word which has gone out of our mouths,
burning perfumes to the queen of heaven and draining out drink offerings ...
/d/draining.htm - 13k

Drained (38 Occurrences)
... and the houses of the kings of Judah, which they have made unclean, will be like
the place of Topheth, even all the houses on whose roofs perfumes have been ...
/d/drained.htm - 18k

Spices (64 Occurrences)
... Numbers 16:17 And let every man take a vessel for burning perfumes, and put sweet
spices in them; let every man take his vessel before the Lord, two hundred ...
/s/spices.htm - 32k

Sweet-smelling (14 Occurrences)
... Revelation 18:13 And sweet-smelling plants, and perfumes, and wine, and oil, and
well crushed grain, and cattle and sheep; and horses and carriages and servants ...
/s/sweet-smelling.htm - 10k

Burning (415 Occurrences)
... Jacob? (BBE NAS). Luke 1:9 And as was the way of the priests, he had to go
into the Temple to see to the burning of perfumes. (BBE). ...
/b/burning.htm - 42k

Lights (71 Occurrences)
... spices, (BBE). Exodus 35:8 And oil for the lights, and spices for the holy
oil and for the sweet perfumes for burning. (BBE). Exodus ...
/l/lights.htm - 27k

Concordance
Perfumes (69 Occurrences)

Luke 1:9
And as was the way of the priests, he had to go into the Temple to see to the burning of perfumes.
(BBE)

Luke 1:10
And all the people were offering prayers outside, at the time of the burning of perfumes.
(BBE)

Luke 23:56
Then they returned, and prepared spices and perfumes. On the Sabbath they rested in obedience to the Commandment.
(WEY BBE NAS NIV)

Hebrews 9:4
Having a vessel of gold in it for burning perfumes, and the ark of the agreement, which was covered with gold and which had in it a pot made of gold for the manna, and Aaron's rod which put out buds, and the stones with the writing of the agreement;
(BBE)

Revelation 5:8
And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and the four and twenty rulers went down on their faces before the Lamb, having every one an instrument of music, and gold vessels full of perfumes, which are the prayers of the saints.
(BBE YLT)

Revelation 8:4
and go up did the smoke of the perfumes to the prayers of the saints out of the hand of the messenger, before God;
(YLT)

Revelation 18:13
And sweet-smelling plants, and perfumes, and wine, and oil, and well crushed grain, and cattle and sheep; and horses and carriages and servants; and souls of men.
(BBE)

Genesis 37:25
Then seating themselves, they took their meal: and looking up, they saw a travelling band of Ishmaelites, coming from Gilead on their way to Egypt, with spices and perfumes on their camels.
(BBE)

Genesis 43:11
Then their father Israel said to them, If it has to be so, then do this: take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels to give the man, perfumes and honey and spices and nuts:
(BBE)

Exodus 25:6
Oil for the light, spices for the sweet-smelling oil, sweet perfumes for burning;
(BBE)

Exodus 35:8
And oil for the lights, and spices for the holy oil and for the sweet perfumes for burning.
(BBE)

Exodus 35:28
And the spice and the oil for the light, and the holy oil and the sweet perfumes.
(BBE)

Exodus 40:5
And put the gold altar for burning perfumes in front of the ark of the law, hanging the curtain over the doorway of the House.
(BBE)

Exodus 40:27
Burning sweet perfumes on it, as the Lord had given him orders.
(BBE)

Leviticus 26:31
And I will make your towns waste and send destruction on your holy places; I will take no pleasure in the smell of your sweet perfumes;
(BBE)

Numbers 4:16
And Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, is to be responsible for the oil for the light, and the sweet perfumes for burning, and the regular meal offering, and the holy oil; the House and the holy place and everything in it will be in his care.
(BBE)

Numbers 16:6
So do this: let Korah and all his band take vessels for burning perfumes;
(BBE)

Numbers 16:17
And let every man take a vessel for burning perfumes, and put sweet spices in them; let every man take his vessel before the Lord, two hundred and fifty vessels; you and Aaron and everyone with his vessel.
(BBE)

Numbers 16:37
Say to Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, that he is to take out of the flames the vessels with the perfumes in them, turning the fire out of them, for they are holy;
(BBE)

Deuteronomy 33:10
They will be the teachers of your decisions to Jacob and of your law to Israel: the burning of perfumes before you will be their right, and the ordering of burned offerings on your altar.
(BBE)

1 Samuel 8:13
Your daughters he will take to be makers of perfumes and cooks and bread-makers.
(BBE)

1 Kings 11:8
And so he did for all his strange wives, who made offerings with burning of perfumes to their gods.
(BBE)

1 Chronicles 28:18
And the best gold for the altar of perfumes; and gold for the design of the carriage, for the winged ones whose wings were outstretched covering the ark of the Lord's agreement.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 2:4
See! I am building a house for the name of the Lord my God, to be made holy to him, where perfumes of sweet spices will be burned before him, and the holy bread will be placed at all times, and burned offerings will be offered morning and evening, on the Sabbaths and at the new moons, and on the regular feasts of the Lord our God. This is a law for ever to Israel.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 13:11
By whom burned offerings and perfumes are sent up in smoke before the Lord every morning and every evening; and they put out the holy bread on its table and the gold support for the lights with its lights burning every evening; for we keep the orders given to us by the Lord our God, but you have gone away from him.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 16:14
And they put him into the resting-place which he had made for himself in the town of David, in a bed full of sweet perfumes of all sorts of spices, made by the perfumer's art, and they made a great burning for him.
(BBE NIV)

2 Chronicles 26:16
But when he had become strong, his heart was lifted up in pride, causing his destruction; and he did evil against the Lord his God; for he went into the Temple of the Lord for the purpose of burning perfumes on the altar of perfumes.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 26:18
And they made protests to Uzziah the king, and said to him, The burning of perfumes, Uzziah, is not your business but that of the priests, the sons of Aaron, who have been made holy for this work: go out of the holy place, for you have done wrong, and it will not be to your honour before God.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 26:19
Then Uzziah was angry; and he had in his hand a vessel for burning perfume; and while his wrath was bitter against the priests, the mark of the leper's disease came out on his brow, before the eyes of the priests in the house of the Lord by the altar of perfumes.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 28:4
And he made offerings and had perfumes burned in the high places and on the hills and under every green tree.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 28:25
And in every town of Judah he made high places where perfumes were burned to other gods, awaking the wrath of the Lord, the God of his fathers.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 29:7
The doors of his house have been shut and the lights put out; no perfumes have been burned or offerings made to the God of Israel in his holy place.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 30:14
And they got to work and took away all the altars in Jerusalem, and they put all the vessels for burning perfumes into the stream Kidron.
(BBE)

Esther 2:12
Now every girl, when her turn came, had to go in to King Ahasuerus, after undergoing, for a space of twelve months, what was ordered by the law for the women (for this was the time necessary for making them clean, that is, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with sweet perfumes and such things as are needed for making women clean):
(BBE NIV)

Psalms 45:8
Your robes are full of the smell of all sorts of perfumes and spices; music from the king's ivory houses has made you glad.
(BBE)

Proverbs 7:17
I have made my bed sweet with perfumes and spices.
(BBE)

Song of Songs 1:3
Sweet is the smell of your perfumes; your name is as perfume running out; so the young girls give you their love.
(BBE YLT NIV)

Song of Songs 4:10
How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine! The fragrance of your perfumes than all manner of spices!
(WEB YLT)

Song of Songs 5:13
His cheeks are like a bed of spices with towers of perfumes. His lips are like lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.
(WEB BBE YLT)

Isaiah 43:23
You have not made me burned offerings of sheep, or given me honour with your offerings of beasts; I did not make you servants to give me an offering, and I did not make you tired with requests for perfumes.
(BBE)

Isaiah 57:9
You went to the king with oil, and did increase your perfumes, and did send your ambassadors far off, and debased yourself even to Sheol.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 65:3
A people who make me angry every day, making offerings in gardens, and burning perfumes on bricks.
(BBE)

Isaiah 65:7
For their sins and the sins of their fathers, who were burning perfumes on the mountains, and saying evil things against me on the hills: so I will take the measure of their sins, and will send the punishment for them into their breast.
(BBE)

Isaiah 66:3
He who puts an ox to death puts a man to death; he who makes an offering of a lamb puts a dog to death; he who makes a meal offering makes an offering of pig's blood; he who makes an offering of perfumes for a sign gives worship to an image: as they have gone after their desires, and their soul takes pleasure in their disgusting things;
(BBE)

Jeremiah 1:16
And I will give my decision against them on account of all their evil-doing; because they have given me up, burning perfumes to other gods and worshipping the works of their hands.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 7:9
Will you take the goods of others, put men to death, and be untrue to your wives, and take false oaths, and have perfumes burned to the Baal, and go after other gods which are strange to you;
(BBE)

Jeremiah 11:12
Then the towns of Judah and the people of Jerusalem will go crying for help to the gods to whom they have been burning perfumes: but they will give them no salvation in the time of their trouble.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 11:13
For the number of your gods is as the number of your towns, O Judah; and for every street in Jerusalem you have put up altars to the Baal for burning perfumes to the Baal.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 11:17
For the Lord of armies, by whom you were planted, has given his decision for evil against you, because of the evil which the people of Israel and the people of Judah have done, In moving me to wrath by offering perfumes to the Baal.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 18:15
For my people have put me out of their memory, burning perfumes to that which is nothing; and because of this, I will put a cause of falling in their ways, even in the old roads, and will make them go on side-roads, in a way not lifted up;
(BBE)

Jeremiah 19:4
Because they have given me up, and made this place a strange place, burning perfumes in it to other gods, of whom they and their fathers and the kings of Judah had no knowledge; and they have made this place full of the blood of those who have done no wrong;
(BBE)

Jeremiah 19:13
And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, which they have made unclean, will be like the place of Topheth, even all the houses on whose roofs perfumes have been burned to all the army of heaven, and drink offerings drained out to other gods.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 32:29
And the Chaldaeans, who are fighting against this town, will come and put the town on fire, burning it together with the houses, on the roofs of which perfumes have been burned to the Baal, and drink offerings have been drained out to other gods, moving me to wrath.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 33:18
And the priests and the Levites will never be without a man to come before me, offering burned offerings and perfumes and meal offerings and offerings of beasts at all times.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 44:3
Because of the evil which they have done, moving me to wrath by burning perfumes in worship to other gods, who were not their gods or yours or the gods of their fathers.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 44:8
Moving me to wrath with the work of your hands, burning perfumes to other gods in the land of Egypt, where you have gone to make a place for yourselves, so that you may become a curse and a name of shame among all the nations of the earth?
(BBE)

Jeremiah 44:15
Then all the men who had knowledge that their wives were burning perfumes to other gods, and all the women who were present, a great meeting, answering Jeremiah, said,
(BBE)

Jeremiah 44:17
But we will certainly do every word which has gone out of our mouths, burning perfumes to the queen of heaven and draining out drink offerings to her as we did, we and our fathers and our kings and our rulers, in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then we had food enough and did well and saw no evil.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 44:18
But from the time when we gave up burning perfumes to the queen of heaven and draining out drink offerings to her, we have been in need of all things, and have been wasted by the sword and by need of food.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 44:19
And the women said, When we were burning perfumes to the queen of heaven and draining out drink offerings to her, did we make cakes in her image and give her our drink offerings without the knowledge of our husbands?
(BBE)

Jeremiah 44:21
The perfumes which you have been burning in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, you and your fathers and your kings and your rulers and the people of the land, had the Lord no memory of them, and did he not keep them in mind?
(BBE)

Jeremiah 44:23
Because you have been burning perfumes, and sinning against the Lord, and have not given ear to the voice of the Lord, or gone in the way of his law or his rules or his orders; for this reason this evil has come on you, as it is today.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 44:25
This is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said: You women have said with your mouths, and with your hands you have done what you said, We will certainly give effect to the oaths we have made, to have perfumes burned to the queen of heaven and drink offerings drained out to her: then give effect to your oaths and do them.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 48:35
And I will put an end in Moab, says the Lord, to him who is making offerings in the high place and burning perfumes to his gods.
(BBE)

Ezekiel 8:11
And before them seventy of the responsible men of the children of Israel had taken their places, every man with a vessel for burning perfumes in his hand, and in the middle of them was Jaazaniah, the son of Shaphan; and a cloud of smoke went up from the burning perfume.
(BBE)

Hosea 2:13
And I will give her punishment for the days of the Baals, to whom she has been burning perfumes, when she made herself fair with her nose-rings and her jewels, and went after her lovers, giving no thought to me, says the Lord.
(BBE)

Hosea 4:13
They make offerings on the tops of mountains, burning perfumes in high places, under trees of every sort, because their shade is good: and so your daughters are given up to loose ways and your brides are false to their husbands.
(BBE)

Hosea 11:2
When I sent for them, then they went away from me; they made offerings to the Baals, burning perfumes to images.
(BBE)

Amos 6:6
Who are drinking with bowls of wine, And 'with' chief perfumes anoint 'themselves', And have not been pained for the breach of Joseph.
(YLT)

Subtopics

Perfumes

Related Terms

Perfumer (4 Occurrences)

Perfume (202 Occurrences)

Perfumery (1 Occurrence)

Draining (20 Occurrences)

Drained (38 Occurrences)

Spices (64 Occurrences)

Sweet-smelling (14 Occurrences)

Burning (415 Occurrences)

Lights (71 Occurrences)

Vessels (210 Occurrences)

Spice (25 Occurrences)

Oaths (49 Occurrences)

Sorts (65 Occurrences)

Agreement (341 Occurrences)

Fragrance (63 Occurrences)

Vessel (118 Occurrences)

Anointing (39 Occurrences)

Regular (95 Occurrences)

Smell (77 Occurrences)

Yielding (19 Occurrences)

Nose-rings (5 Occurrences)

Urn (1 Occurrence)

Undergoing (13 Occurrences)

Onycha (1 Occurrence)

Offering (850 Occurrences)

Ordering (31 Occurrences)

Jewelry (18 Occurrences)

Leper's (14 Occurrences)

Lilies (15 Occurrences)

Laps (6 Occurrences)

Liquid (15 Occurrences)

Garden (68 Occurrences)

Wentest (16 Occurrences)

Worships (7 Occurrences)

Instrument (45 Occurrences)

Incense (167 Occurrences)

Faces (158 Occurrences)

Flames (54 Occurrences)

Travelling (17 Occurrences)

Towers (38 Occurrences)

Emptied (20 Occurrences)

Distilling (1 Occurrence)

Defied (20 Occurrences)

Debased (2 Occurrences)

Demands (12 Occurrences)

Dripping (3 Occurrences)

Debase (1 Occurrence)

Mastick

Makers (20 Occurrences)

Mastic

Medicine (4 Occurrences)

Perfumeth (1 Occurrence)

Powders (1 Occurrence)

Protests (12 Occurrences)

Plants (70 Occurrences)

Perfumer's (2 Occurrences)

Beds (22 Occurrences)

Balsam (10 Occurrences)

Buds (20 Occurrences)

Bank (28 Occurrences)

Bread-makers (2 Occurrences)

Bowlful (3 Occurrences)

Breathe (17 Occurrences)

Cassia (3 Occurrences)

Censer (10 Occurrences)

Calamus (5 Occurrences)

Confection (2 Occurrences)

Confectionaries (1 Occurrence)

Confectionary

Cargoes (4 Occurrences)

Cheeks (8 Occurrences)

Awaking (24 Occurrences)

Ambassadors (9 Occurrences)

Sister-spouse (4 Occurrences)

Scorned (18 Occurrences)

Seating (10 Occurrences)

Sabaeans

Sendest (15 Occurrences)

Side-roads (1 Occurrence)

Links
Bible ConcordanceBible DictionaryBible EncyclopediaTopical BibleBible Thesuarus


Perfumery
Top of Page
Top of Page