Frankincense

Frankincense was one of the three gifts given to Jesus by the Wise Men according to Matthew. So what exactly is #Frankincense?

Frankincense

Frankincense was one of the three gifts given to Jesus by the Wise Men according to Matthew. So what exactly is #Frankincense?

Let’s look at the Strong’s for this word …

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λίβανος

  1. the Frankincense tree
  2. the perfume

Leviticus 2:1; 2:16

Isaiah 60:6

Matthew 2:11

Revelation 18:13

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λιβανωτός

  1. the gum exuding from a Frankincense tree
  2. a censer

1 Chronicles 9:29

Revelation 8:3; 8:5

Sometimes used in worship in Churches and showed that people would worship Jesus.

According to WhyChristmas

Frankincense has medical uses as well as to be used as a perfume. Also used for aromatherapy or even air fresher. You can even find it as an essential oil today.

It comes from a tree, Boswellia family. Myrrh also comes from a tree.

The word is an Old French expression franc encens, meaning “high-quality incense”.

It was also considered expensive back in Bible times and often used for trading for goods or services.

In aromatherapy it is said to help with breathing and clearing nasal passages. It can also help reduce or relieve stress and anxiety. Also helps with arthritis.

Learn more on why we give gifts for Christmas!

List of the Gifts Given:

Frankincense | Gold | Myrrh

First published January 2, 2020. Last updated or republished December 3, 2020.

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