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What is Stacte?
        (a drop), prescribed in Ex 30:34 as one of the ingredients of the sacred incense. Stacte was either myrrh flowing spontaneously from the balsamodendron, or it was a gum from the storax tree (Styrax officinale). This latter is a large shrub which grows abundantly on the lower hills of Galilee and on Tabor and Carmel. Its oval, dark-green leaves are white beneath, and in March its twigs are profusely hung with sweet-scented, snow white flowers, which resemble the flowers of the orange in color, size, and perfume, making it a shrub of rare beauty. The styrax of modern commerce has an entirely different origin. See Myrrh.

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Schaff, Philip, Dr. "Biblical Definition for 'stacte' in Schaffs Bible Dictionary". - Schaff's

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