IV. Aquilaria agallocha Roxb. in Bible

There are total of five places in Bible where the A.A.R. appears. Instead of being called its most used common name- agarwood, another common name of agarwood, aloe, had been used. Aloewood was specifically mentioned by God as "his plant" in Bible (Numbers 24:6). Aloewood was used by Egyptians for embalming dead bodies. Nicodemus brought it (pounded aloewood) to embalm the body of Christ (John 19:39); aloewood also used as precious perfume in other parts of Bible. According the Easton's Bible dictionary, aloewood in the bible is Aquilaria agallochum that is A.A.R.

John 19:39
And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.

Numbers 24:6
As he valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar trees besides the waters.

Proverbs 7:17
I have perfumed by bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Psalms 45:8
All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

Solomon 4:14
Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:

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