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gold, frankincense, and myrrh

gold, frankincense, and myrrh in Culture
gold, frankincense, and myrrh [(mur)]

The three gifts that the Wise Men brought to the infant Jesus. Frankincense and myrrh are aromatic substances. Frankincense is commonly burned as incense, and myrrh is used in burial of the dead.

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