Anointing Oil Boaz Jerusalem Forest Scents with olive oil 1/4 oz
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. Here are some of the fragrances that are mentioned in the lives of the Israelites: Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, frankincense, myrrh, aloes, and the finest spices (Song of Solomon 4:14).
The holy anointing oil described in Exodus: 30:22-25, was created from:
- 500 shekels (about 6 kg) of myrrh,
- Half as much (about 3 kg) of fragrant cinnamon,
- 250 shekels (about 3 kg) of fragrant cane, "kaneh bosm," (variously translated as calamus or cannabis),
- 500 shekels (about 6kg) of cassia, and
- .A hin (about 4 L) of olive oil
The oil was used to anoint the vessels of the Tabernacle: 30:26, and the High Priest, and is traditionally regarded as the oil used by prophets to anoint Saul, David, and other kings of ancient Israel. The title Messiah means literally covered in oil, "Anointed."