"a certain Sabaean perfume, an aromatic fragrance"

   A reference to the kingdom of Saba (or 'Sheba') depicted in several scriptures of the Bible and Qur'an, which prosperously traded in exotic spices and perfume. Some scholars have equated it with the Sabaean kingdom, which occupied the Arabic coastal region today called Yemen for the best part of the last two millenia BC. 

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