Thymiama, thymiamatis, n., incensum...

For some reason, I noticed Drafts here at Blogger; this is the only one I've saved thus far (there are still a couple to look at). This is from four years ago, ha; as I recall I was going to pontificate against the domestic use of incense, eh. 

'It is the high prerogative of the priesthood to offer it.'

'Not for thee, Ozias, they cried, to burn incense in the Lord’s honour; that is for the priests, the sons of Aaron, that are set apart for this office.'  II Para 26.18.

Num 16.6sqq, 16.17sqq

Lev 10.1sqq

Exo 30.34-38: 

34 dixitque Dominus ad Mosen sume tibi aromata stacten et onycha galbanen boni odoris et tus lucidissimum aequalis ponderis erunt omnia

And the Lord said to Moses: Take unto thee spices, stacte, and onycha, galbanum of sweet savour, and the clearest frankincense, all shall be of equal weight.

35 faciesque thymiama conpositum opere unguentarii mixtum diligenter et purum et sanctificatione dignissimum

And thou shalt make incense compounded by the work of the perfumer, well tempered together, and pure, and most worthy of sanctification.

36 cumque in tenuissimum pulverem universa contuderis pones ex eo coram testimonio tabernaculi in quo loco apparebo tibi sanctum sanctorum erit vobis thymiama

And when thou hast beaten all into very small powder, thou shalt set of it before the tabernacle of the testimony, in the place where I will appear to thee. Most holy shall this incense be unto you.

37 talem conpositionem non facietis in usus vestros quia sanctum est Domino

You shall not make such a composition for your own uses, because it is holy to the Lord.

38 homo quicumque fecerit simile ut odore illius perfruatur peribit de populis suis

What man soever shall make the like, to enjoy the smell thereof, he shall perish out of his people.