Pliny also mentions "bdellium," if that was the substance known as "B'dolach."
They were brimful of myrobalan, bdellium, saffron, and violets.
Calmet relates that, according to several commentators, bdellium is the carbuncle, but that it may also be crystal.
Now the manna was like coriander seed, of the colour of bdellium.
Was "bdellium" (as probably being a fragrant gum) one of these offerings?
When Moses speaks of bdellium and the onyx stone, I take these specimens of gems for gems in general.
Its exports were cotton, a kind of fine calico called bfts, bdellium, and flowers of the mahina tree.
The "bdellium" mentioned by Moses in Genesis is a perfuming gum, resembling frankincense, if not identical with it.
Alca kept the bdellium and a few things to please her young friends, and distributed the rest among the delighted girls.
This contains litharge, bdellium, and "green brasse," but no loadstone.
occurs only in Gen. 2:12, where it designates a product of the land of Havilah; and in Num. 11:7, where the manna is likened to it in colour. It was probably an aromatic gum like balsam which exuded from a particular tree (Borassus flabelliformis) still found in Arabia, Media, and India. It bears a resemblance in colour to myrrh. Others think the word denotes "pearls," or some precious stone.