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Gilead, Balm of: The region of Gilead abounded in spices and aromatic gums, which were
exported to Egypt and Tyre
(Genesis 37:25; Jeremiah 8:22; 46:11; Ezekiel 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. It may be noted that Coverdale's
version reads in
(Jeremiah 8:22) "There is no triacle in Galaad." The
word "triacle" "treacle" is used in the sense of ointment.