What religion does burning sage come from?
Smudging with Sage
Incense is still used today in the Roman Catholic Church and other religions for purification. Native elders teach that the smoke of dried sage clears negative energy and restores harmony.
Did they burn incense in the Bible?
Once a year, on the Day of Atonement, coals from the altar were taken in a censer, or fire holder, together with two handfuls of incense, into the Holy of Holies, where the incense was made to smoke before the mercy seat of the ark of the testimony (Leviticus 16:12–13).
What were the sages in the Bible?
The function of the sage is non-specific and the least institutionalised of leadership roles in Israel. It is a generic characteristic and not confined to one group of people. All persons skilled in some trait or profession possess wisdom of some sort: craftsmen, potters, builders, farmers (Isa 28:23–29).