Naturally Blog — myrrh in the bible

What is Myrrh?

What is Myrrh?

Myrrh, like Frankincense, is a small tree or shrub and grows in the hot arid climate around the Red Sea in south west Asia and north east Africa. The tree is also cultivated in a similar manner whereby incisions are made in the bark and a golden brown sticky gum is secreted. The rezin gum is then scraped off, allowed to dry and turns into "brown tears".     Many other similarities can be seen between Frankincense and Myrrh. Both were extensively traded along the same ancient routes from southern Arabia to the ports of the eastern Mediterranean and have many uses...

Read more →