בּשׂם בּשׂם 


besem; beh'-sem or bosem



Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

from the same as 1313

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 290a

KJV Translation Count — 29x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: spice (24), sweet odours (2), sweet (2), sweet smell (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. spice, balsam, balsam tree, perfume
2. (TWOT) sweet, sweet smell, sweet odour

Strong's Definitions

besem, beh'-sem; or bosem, bo'-sem; from the same as 1313; fragrance; by implication, spicery; also the balsam plant: — smell, spice, sweet (odour).

Concordance Results Using KJV

Oil for the light, H1314s for anointing oil, and for H1314 incense,


Take thou also unto thee principal H1314s, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of H1314 cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of H1314 calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,


And oil for the light, and H1314s for anointing oil, and for the H1314 incense,


And H1314, and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the H1314 incense.


And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare H1314s, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.


And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of H1314s very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of H1314s as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.


And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and H1314s, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.


And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and shewed them all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the H1314s, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.


Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels, and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the H1314s.


And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the H1314s.