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The Ancient Oil Known as Onycha

Onycha (Styrax benzoin) is mentioned only once in the Bible: “The Lord said to Moses: Take sweet spices, stacte,[another name for myrrh] and onycha, and galbanum, sweet spices with pure frankincense and make an incense blended as by the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure and holy; and you shall beat some of it into powder, …

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