You asked: Who anointed Jesus feet with expensive perfume?

Who is the woman with the alabaster jar?

Mary of Bethany is the unnamed woman with the alabaster jar in Matthew and Mark, and she IS named in John. Mary Magdalene MIGHT be the unnamed woman in Luke, but maybe not. After all, Jesus was forgiving the woman’s sins, not expelling her demons (which is what Mark and Luke said He did for Mary Magdalene).

How much was Mary’s perfume worth?

Since a denarius was the wage for a day’s labor, the value of Mary’s perfume was a year’s wages. Assuming the median income in the United States, this worshiping woman poured $12, 000 worth of perfume on her Lord.

Are Simon the Pharisee and Simon the leper the same person?

Simon the Leper is sometimes identified with Simon the Pharisee (see Shimon ben Gamliel), who is mentioned in the Gospel of Luke as the host of a meal during which the feet of Jesus are anointed by a penitent woman.

Is Mary Magdalene the same as Mary Magdalene?

Mary Magdalene, sometimes called Mary of Magdala, or simply the Magdalene or the Madeleine, was a woman who, according to the four canonical gospels, traveled with Jesus as one of his followers and was a witness to his crucifixion and resurrection.

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Did Mary Magdalene anoint Jesus feet?

Mary brought in a pound of very costly ointment, pure nard, and with it anointed the feet of Jesus, wiping them with her hair. Judas objects in the name of the poor, and once more Jesus is shown defending the woman. “Leave her alone; she had to keep this scent for the day of my burial,” he says.

What is alabaster worth?

Unsigned statues like yours in marble sell in the $1,500-plus range; in alabaster dollar values range from $600 to $1,200.

Is Nard in the Bible?

Spikenard or nard is mentioned in Mark 14:3, John 12:3, and Song of Solomon 14:13. The plant used in biblical times is not even closely related to American Spikenard found in moist forests of our Appalachian Mountains.