|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(Exodus 30:35, "ointment" in ver. 25; R.V., "perfume"). The Hebrew word so rendered is derived from a root meaning to compound oil and perfume.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A composition of different materials.
2. (n.) A preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat.
3. (n.) A composition of drugs.
4. (n.) A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, syrup, or honey.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kon-fek'-shun, kon-fek'-shun-a-ri (roqach "perfume," "spice," raqqahah, feminine "perfumer"):
(1) "Confection" is found in the King James Version only and but once "a confection after the art of the apothecary" (Exodus 30:35; the Revised Version (British and American) "perfume"); but the Revised Version (British and American) renders 1 Chronicles 9:30, "the confection (the King James Version "ointment") of the spices." It stands for something "made up," a mixture of perfumes or medicines, but never sweetmeats, as confection means with us.
(2) Likewise a "confectionary" is a perfumer. This word, too, is found but once (1 Samuel 8:13), "He will take your daughters to be perfumers (the King James Version "confectionaries"), and to be cooks, and to be bakers."
George B. Eager
Confection (2 Occurrences)
Exodus 30:35 And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy: (KJV WBS)
1 Chronicles 9:30 Some of the sons of the priests prepared the confection of the spices. (WEB JPS ASV)