Essential Oils of the Bible
A well-known aromatic substance, the rind of the Laurus cinnamomum , called Korunda-gauhah in Ceylon. It is mentioned in (Exodus 30:23) as one of the component parts of the holy anointing oil (One of the ingredients in the perfumed oil with which the tabernacle and its vessels were anointed). In (Revelation 18:13) it is enumerated among the merchandise of the great Babylon. The mention of it indicates a very early and extensive commerce carried on between Palestine and the East.
Take also for yourself the finest of spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, two hundred and fifty, and of fragrant cane two hundred and fifty…
I have sprinkled my bed With myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.
Song of Solomon 4:14
Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, With all the trees of frankincense, Myrrh and aloes, along with all the finest spices.
and cinnamon and spice and incense and perfume and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and cargoes of horses and chariots and slaves and human lives.