Spikenard in the Bible
An aromatic plant
- Song of Solomon 4:13-14 Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, 14 Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:
⇒Bible Encyclopedia for SPIKENARD.
Perfume prepared from
- Song of Solomon 1:12 While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.
⇒Definition of spikenard
A fragrant oil from, used for anointing
- Mark 14:3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.
- John 12:3 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.
⇒See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Spikenard.