Myrrh was one of the three gifts given to Jesus by the Wise Men according to Matthew. So what exactly is #Myrrh
Let’s look at the Strong’s for this word …
1. a bitter gum and costly perfume which exudes from a certain tree or shrub in Arabia and Ethiopia, or is obtained by incisions made in the bark: as an antiseptic it was used for embalming
A perfume that is put on dead bodies to make them smell nice; Christian believe that it showed that Jesus would suffer and die.WhyChristmas
A form of a perfume often used on the dead to prevent the smell of a rooting body in tombs.
This also comes from a tree, like Frankincense. But comes from the Commiphora family.
It was used also as a perfume, incense, and medicine.
Today myrrh is used in medical uses as an antiseptic in mouthwashes, gargles, and toothpastes. It ca also be used to treat abrasions and other minor skin ailments.
This element was also present when Jesus was was buried in the tomb.
List of the Gifts Given:
First published January 2, 2020. Last updated or republished December 9, 2020.