John 12:3

Overview - John 12
Jesus excuses Mary anointing his feet.
The people flock to see Lazarus.
10 The chief priests consult to kill him.
12 Christ rides into Jerusalem.
20 Greeks desire to see Jesus.
23 He foretells his death.
37 The Jews are generally blinded;
42 yet many chief rulers believe, but do not confess him;
44 therefore Jesus calls earnestly for confession of faith.
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John 12:3  (King James Version)
Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

John 11:2 John 11:28 John 11:32 Matthew 26:6 Matthew 26:7-13 ; Mark 14:3-9
Luke 10:38 Luke 10:39

Psalms 132:2 ; Solomon 1:12 ; Song of Solomon 4:10 Song of Solomon 4:13 Song of Solomon 4:14

Spikenard is a highly a romatic plant growing in India, whence was made a very valuable unguent or perfume, used at the ancient baths and feasts
It is identified by Sir W. Jones with the {sumbul} of the Persians and Arabs, and {jatamansi} of the Hindoos; and he considers it a species of the valerian, of the triandria monogynia class of plants. The root is from three to twelve inches long, fibrous, sending up above the earth between thirty and forty ears or spikes, from which it has its name; stem, lower part perennial, upper part herbaceous, sub-erect, simple, from six to twelve inches long; leaves entire, smooth, fourfold, the inner radical pair petioled and cordate, the rest sessile and lanceolate; pericarp, a single seed crowned with a pappus.

Mark 14:3 ; Luke 7:37 Luke 7:38 Luke 7:46

Solomon 1:3