What were frankincense and myrrh used for in the Bible?

Asked 3 years ago

What happens when you mix frankincense and myrrh, and what did they use it for during biblical times?

Aron Mays

Saturday, October 23, 2021

In the Bible, Myrrh was commonly used as an anointing oil while Frankincense was commonly used as a perfume. Frankincense which is an incense is a symbol of deity while myrrh as an embalming oil is used as a symbol of death. Both gifts, along with gold were gifts presented to kings at that time.

Petal Mashraki

Thursday, December 09, 2021

In the Bible, myrrh was used as an anointing or embalming oil, and frankincense was used as perfume or incense. Myrrh was used for its health benefits and fragrance. The Magi's gifts - gold, frankincense, and myrrh had spiritual symbolism (kingship, worship, and death). Myrrh was also used to prepare Christ's body for burial.

Johan Slabbert

Saturday, February 26, 2022

During biblical times these were very versatile and expensive resins that were derived from tree sap. They were used in the creation of essential oils and perfume as well as medicines. They were also sought-after ingredients for embalming the dead, something that was set aside for kings. Christ receiving this gift was spiritually significant since He is our King.

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