del'-i-um (bedholach): The word occurs twice in the Pentateuch: (1) in Ge 2:12, in conjunction with gold and onyx, as a product of the land of HAVILAH (which see), and (2) in Nu 11:7, where the manna is likened to this substance in appearance: "The appearance thereof as the appearance of bdellium." The latter comparison excludes the idea of bedholach being a precious stone, and points to the identification of it with the fragrant resinous gum known to the Greeks as bdellion, several kinds being mentioned by Dioscorides and Pliny. It was a product of Arabia, India, Afghanistan, etc.

See a list of verses on BDELLIUM in the Bible.

James Orr

See the definition of bdellium in the KJV Dictionary

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