Holy Land Gifts classic anointing oil for praying and anointing skin.
- Oil bottle measures 0.5 oz.
Anointing oils were used in scripture as a symbolic representation of the Holy Spirit for prayers of healing, consecration, sanctification for leadership, and deliverance.
Six days before Passover, Mary, the sister of Lazuras, anointed the head of Jesus by using an alabaster jar of very expensive spikenard. Jesus said to his disciples, "When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial." (Matthew 26:12)
The Bible is literally full of references to fragrances, whether they be the special oil used for anointing priests and kings, the incense that was burned in the tabernacle and temple, or the perfumes that were used by the people of the Bible.
The literal translation of the Hebrew word mashiach (messiah) is "anointed", which refers to a ritual of consecrating someone or something by putting holy oil upon them. The holy anointing oil (described in Exodus 30) was used to anoint the vessels of the Tabernacle and the High Priest, and is traditionally regarded as the oil used by prophets to anoint Saul, David, and other kings of ancient Israel.