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Psalm 45:8 (c) This perfume represents the worship and praise, the adoration and thanksgiving that emanates from a heart that has been touched by the love of GOD.

It probably was one of the constituents of the perfume which was placed in the alabaster boxes mentioned in the New Testament.

  • It is that which makes the fellowship of the Lord so fragrant and sweet to both His heart and ours.
  • It may have been a part of those spices brought by the wise men to make His baby garments sweet.
  • It probably was a part of the perfume brought by the woman in lu7, who made His traveling garments fragrant.
  • It may have been a part of the spices brought by Mary in joh12, when she made fragrant those garments which JESUS was to wear during His last week on earth before Calvary.
  • No doubt it was a part of the perfume brought by the unnamed woman in mr14, when she anointed His head two days before the Passover and made those trial garments fragrant.
  • It may have been in the mixture that Nicodemus brought to make His grave clothes fragrant.
  • It probably is considered as part of those perfumes which we living saints may send up to Heaven as our praises to fill the golden vials in the hands of the four and twenty elders. ( Revelation 5:8)


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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Aloes'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wdt/a/aloes.html. 1957.

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