And the LORD said to Moses: “Take sweet spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, and pure frankincense with these sweet spices; there shall be equal amounts of each. You shall make of these an incense, a compound according to the art of the perfumer, salted, pure, and holy. Exodus 30:34-35
According to the definitions, these things are in the not sure what they were category. Curiosity must remain unsatisfied. It is good for us in this age when so many things are easily obtainable in trade on the internet. We cannot fall into that curiosity and profane an incense that was to be used for one thing only.
Holy and pure was the incense, and to make some just to smell left the novice perfumer with a problem, what does one do with the incense now? Throw it out? That formula is holy to the Lord! Quietly burn it outside the camp? The novice would have plenty of time as expulsion was the penalty for mixing up a bit of holy incense for an unholy purpose. Two of Aaron's son's made a profane incense and they were slain by the Lord. There is no exception to holy. Compromised has no purity.
For the law to remain the law, it must remain salted, pure, and holy. And there is none further outside the camp of the holy people than those Gentiles - impure, unholy, and without any salt. Glad I was born one of 'em!Bucky