6 Who is this sweeping in from the wilderness like a cloud of smoke? Who is it, fragrant with myrrh and frankincense and every kind of spice? 7 Look, it is Solomon’s carriage, surrounded by sixty heroic men, the best of Israel’s soldiers.
Myrrh is the dried sap of the Commiphora Myrrha tree, native to Yemen, Somalia and Ethiopia. It is used extensively in aromatherapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayervedic medicine and even in western medicine. Its history of use predates the bible.
Myrrh Resin Historical Fact:
Myrrh is recorded in Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest Egyptian medical texts on record. Ebers Papyrus dates to about 1550 BC and contains over 700 remedies for almost everything including embalming. Myrrh oil was referred to in the Bible 156 times making it the most frequently mentioned oil in the Bible!