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רי , Genesis 37:25 ; Genesis 43:11 ; Jeremiah 8:22 ; Jeremiah 46:11 ; Jeremiah 51:8 ; Ezekiel 27:17 . Balm, or balsam, is used with us as a common name for many of those oily resinous, substances, which flow spontaneously or by incision, from certain trees or plants, and are of considerable use in medicine and surgery. It serves therefore very properly to express the Hebrew word צרי , which the LXX have rendered ρητινη , and the ancients have interpreted resin indiscriminately.

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Balm'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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