1314. bosem
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bosem: spice, balsam, the balsam tree
Original Word: בְּשָׂמִים
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: bosem
Phonetic Spelling: (beh'-sem)
Short Definition: spices

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from an unused word
spice, balsam, the balsam tree
NASB Translation
balsam (3), fragrant (2), spice (2), spices (22), sweet perfume (1).

בּ֫שֶֹׂם noun masculine1Kings 10:10 spice, balsam, balsam-tree (Arabic , Aramaic בּוּסְמָא, , Greek βάλσαμον; compare Löw53) — ׳ב Isaiah 3:24 +, בֶּ֫שֶׂם Exodus 30:23 see below, בְּשָׂמִי Songs 5:1 (as if from בָּשָׂם); plural בְּשָׂמִים Exodus 25:6 18t., בְּשָׂמָיו Songs 4:16; — 1 spice, perfume, sweet odour Isaiah 3:24; קִנְּמָןבֶּֿשֶׂם Exodus 30:23 (׳ב perhaps so pointed to distinguish it from) קְנֵהבֿשֶֹׁם Exodus 30:23; — with this compare Aramaic , קני בוסמאspices as costly, token of wealth 2 Kings 20:13 = Isaiah 39:9 compare 2 Chronicles 32:27; royal gifts 1 Kings 10:2,10,25 2Chron 9:1; 9:19; 9:24; compare singular 1 Kings 10:10 2Chronicles 9:9; as article of commerce Ezekiel 27:22; burnt at burial 2Chronicles 16:14; appointed for ingredient of the anointing oil Exodus 25:6; Exodus 35:8 compare Exodus 35:28 (all P), compare 1 Chronicles 9:30 (Palmyrene see above); stored in temple 1 Chronicles 9:29; used for purifying the women of Ahasuerus Esther 2:12; elsewhere only Songs 4:10,14 spices, Songs 4:16 balsam-juice, gathered Songs 5:1; balsam-tree ׳הָרֵי ב Songs 8:14; beds of balsam ׳עֲרֻגוֺת בּ Songs 6:2; compare ׳עֲרֻוּגַת בּ Songs 5:13 simile of lover's cheeks.

smell, spice, sweet odor

Or bosem {bo'-sem}; from the same as basam; fragrance; by implication, spicery; also the balsam plant -- smell, spice, sweet (odour).

see HEBREW basam

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