aloes (Al´ohz)

Any plant of the genus Aloe. The aloes mentioned in the Bible are a fragrant wood of either an eaglewood or sandalwood tree used as perfume. In (Ps 45:8 and Song 4:14), it is listed along with other fragrant spices such as myrrh and cassia. Aloes are brought for Jesus’s burial in (John 19:39).

Ps 45:8

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Song 4:14

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John 19:39

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