Incense: A fragrant composition prepared by the "art of the apothecary." It
consisted of four ingredients "beaten small"
(Exodus 30:34-36) That which
was not thus prepared was called "strange incense"
(Exodus 30:9) It was
offered along with every meat-offering; and besides was daily offered
on the golden altar in the holy place, and on the great day of
atonement was burnt by the high priest in the holy of holies
(Exodus 30:7,8) It was the symbol of prayer
(Psalms 141:1,2; Revelation 5:8; 8:3,4)