Gilead Balm of
Who satisfies your mouth with good things… Psalm 103:5a Psalm 37: 3 declares: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” There, the
In the first half of Psalm 103:4, God redeems us. Then, with only the separation of the pause of a comma, in the second half of the same verse, He crowns us. In other words,
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
“The region of Gilead abounded in spices and aromatic gums, which” were exported to Egypt and Tyre (Gen. 37:25; Jer. 8:22; 46:11; “Ezek. 27:17). The word “balm” is a contracted form of “balsam,” “a word derived from the Greek balsamon, which was adopted as the” “representative of the Hebrew words baal shemen, meaning “lord” “or “chief of oils.” “The Hebrew name of this balm was tsori. The tree yielding this medicinal oil was probably the Balsamodendron opobalsamum of “botanists, and the Amyris opobalsamum of Linnaeus. It is an” “evergreen, rising to the height of about 14 feet. The oil or” “resin, exuding through an orifice made in its bark in very small” “quantities, is esteemed of great value for its supposed” medicinal qualities. (See BALM.) It may be noted that “Coverdale’s version reads in Jer. 8:22, “There is no triacle in” “Galaad.” The word “triacle” = “treacle” is used in the sense of” ointment.
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