Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume; Laurus cinnamomum L. Notes (Cinnamon):
And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their ... cinnamon. and odours. and ointments.
Revelation 18 (KJV)
And on a more romantic tone:
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh. aloes. and cinnamon. Come. let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves. For the goodman is not at home. he is gone a long journey.
Proverbs 7:17-19 (KJV)
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh. aloes. and cinnamon. Come. let us take our fill of love till morning; let us delight ourselves with love. For my husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey.
Proverbs 7:17-19 (RSV)
I have besprinkled my bed with myrrh. aloes. and cinnamon. Do come. let us drink our fill of love until the morning; do let us enjoy each other with love expressions. For my husband is not in his house; he has gone traveling on a way of some distance.
Proverbs 7:17-19 (NWT)
There is near unanimity in the version regarding the intended use of these aromatic spices. And they are consistent in translating them as myrrh, aloes (in this case Aquilaria), and cinnamon, the latter more appealing to my olfactories. Zohary confirms that the long-discussed identification of the biblical kinnamon as Cinnamomum has been confirmed by various scholars. Alien to the Holy Land, and native to Sri Lanka and coastal India, it must have followed the old trade routes for drugs, incenses, perfumes, and spices.
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