Found just once in the New Testament (Mt. 23:23), the Greek noun “anethon” described anise or dill.
People such as the Pharisees were so scrupulous in their tithing they made sure God received a portion of their herbs. These men did not, however, pay such close attention to the “weightier matters of the law.” In areas such as faith, justice, mercy and “the law,” these men were “blind guides” (Mt. 23:24).