The Oils Used In The Bible To Wash The Feet Of Jesus Was Thought To Be A Mix Of Myrrh And Spikenard.
I would like to share with you the stories that I have found about Myrrh and Spikenard.
We all know the biblical story of the “woman from the city”, “who lived a sinful life”, and washed the feet of Jesus, drying it with her hair.
Myrrh was used in most perfumes/ointments as a mix to be added with other perfume/essential oils making it last longer. It acts as a preservative.
Its health benefits include:
- respiratory ailments
- digestive problems
- hay fever
- mouth and gum disease
- anti – spasmodic
- immune system health
- and more.
It was also used back then for embalming purposes. Myrrh has been used for over five thousand years, and was mentioned 156 times in the bible.
Spikenard was used:
- as a medicine
- enhances ones mood
- anxiety and stress reducer
These oils were very expensive back then. The amount of oils brought in the alabaster box by the woman, was about 1 pound. This was equal to about an average mans yearly wages back then.
The bible said that the apostles, especially Judas, were upset at this waste of money. They thought that the money could have been used to give to the poor, and Jesus said to them:
“Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
We do not know who the woman is, but some believe it to be Mary Magdalene.
It is a great thing to know that we still have these wonderful healing oils for our use, without having to pay a full years wages for them.
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