Balm of Gilead
GILEAD, BALM OF gĭl’ ĭ əd (צֳרִי גִלְעָ֔ד). An aromatic gum of supposed medicinal value (Jer 8:22; 46:11; 51:8). Though it is not clear whether it was produced in Gilead (q.v.), it was traded both S into Egypt (Gen 37:25; 43:11) and N into Tyre (Ezek 27:17), and the texts imply that the market was controlled by the people of Pal. For a botanical discussion see HDB I, pp. 235f. See [[Balm]].