Lebonah), the gum-resin of Boswellia Frereana and B.
- lxvi.), in Jeremiah and in Chronicles, it represents the Hebrew lebonah, more usually rendered "frankincense"; elsewhere the original word is ketoreth (Ex.
35, "a confection after the art of the apothecary," or rather "a perfume after the art of the perfumer," which was to be regarded as most holy, and the imitation of which was prohibited under the severest penalties, was compounded of four "sweet scents" (sammim),3 namely stacte (nataph), onycha (sheheleth), galbanum (helbenah) and "pure" or "fine" frankincense (lebonah zaccah), pounded together in equal proportions, with (perhaps) an admixture of salt (memullah).
Pure frankincense (lebonah) formed part of the meat-offering (Lev.
Xc i 3avwr6s, later Obos; Lat., tus or thus; Heb., lebonah; 3 Ar., luban; 4 Turk., ghyunluk; Hind., ganda-birosa 5), a gum-resin obtained from certain species of trees of the genus Boswellia, and natural order Burseraceae.