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

8your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia.
From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;

Song 4:14

14nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon,
with all trees of frankincense,
myrrh and aloes,
with all chief spices—

John 19:39

39Nicodemus, who had at first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds.

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