Biblical Incense Resins &
Make Your Own Incense
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In the Bible, Spikenard is the oil used by
Mary to anoint Jesus' feet a few days before his death. It was a
much valued perfume and was very costly.
Spikenard has a spicy, earthy and musky
fragrance and has historically been considered one of the most precious
of incense substances.
The King James Version (Authorized)
While the king sitteth at his
table, my spikenard
sendeth forth the smell
Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits;
camphire, with spikenard,
Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees
of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:
And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at
meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of
spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on
Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly,
and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair:
and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.