|Price: 15ml (1/2oz) - NIS 30.00
Used in : Temple Incense, Song Of Songs Oil
“While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.” Mark 14:3
During ancient times, Spikenard was the most expensive perfume in the world. A pound was said to cost an entire year’s salary for the average worker. Spikenard was considered a herb of love, thus when Mary of Bethany poured out her perfume without reservation, it became a powerful symbol of abandoned worship. Her extravagant love caused a chain reaction. Those around became indignant but that didn’t stop her from boldly proceeding to anoint the One she loved. Yeshua vindicated her and her name will always be remembered and her fragrant worship spoken of.
Spikenard is a small attractive perennial and is usually found growing on rock ledges and mountain slopes. It is prized for its aromatic rhizomes (roots). The fragrant worshipful adoration that spikenard symbolize, came thus from the root, the very core of the beloved’s being. It’s found growing in the Shulamite Bride’s garden. "Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits, henna with nard plants, Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all the trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, along with all the finest spices. Song 4:13-14
Spikenard is, by far, one of the most lovely and powerful symbols of worship. Mary came boldly, humbly, and without fear of man to worship her Lord. Mary cast aside the indignant remarks made about her and set her heart and affection on the Lover of her soul. She anointed Yeshua with the costliest and most valuable thing she possessed. Mary poured out all she had without reservation. As she abandoned herself to the Lord, the house was filled with the fragrance of her worship. This fragrance reminds us to live a lifestyle of EXTRAVAGANT worship poured out upon our Beloved.
Spikenard was transported to the Holy Land in sealed alabaster boxes, all the way along the ancient spice route, from the Himalayan mountains.
When a distinguished guest came visiting, the master of the house would show him honor by breaking open the Spikenard and anointing the guest.
The Hebrew and the Romans used spikenard in the burial of their dead. This is why Yeshua said of the woman who poured the precious spikenard oil on Him, "She is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying" Mark 14:8.
Spikenard helps to soothe and nourish the skin.
Price: 15ml (1/2oz) - NIS 30.00