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And while he was in Bethany in the house of Simon “the leper,”a as he was reclining to eat, a woman came with an alabaster flask of very expensive pure nard perfume. She broke the flask and poured it over his head. Bible
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Simon had had a skin disease of some kind, but it was now cured or people would not have been in his house. Nevertheless, the name stuck.

“over his head.” The record of Mary anointing Jesus occurs in Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; and John 12:1-8. Mark says the ointment was poured on the head, while John 12:3 says Mary anointed Jesus’ feet. The key is realizing that she had a lot of ointment, and put it on both Jesus’ head and feet [for more information, see commentary on Matthew 26:7].


Commentary for: Mark 14:3