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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 (kanabos, variously translated as calamus or cannabis), 500 shekels (about 6kg) of cassia, and a hin (about 4 L) of olive oil. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Chrism (Greek word literally meaning an anointing), also called Myrrh (Myron), Holy Oil, or Consecrated Oil, is a consecrated oil used in the Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox churches, in the Assyrian Church of the East, in the Old-Catholic churches, and in Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran churches in... Exodus is the second book of the Torah, the Tanakh, and the Old Testament. ... Silver half-shekel struck in the Greek colony of Taras, during the Punic occupation. ... 100g of Myrrh. ... Binomial name J.Presl Cassia (Chinese cinnamon) is also commonly called (and sometimes sold as) cinnamon. ... Binomial name Acorus calamus L. Calamus or Common Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus) is a plant from the Acoraceae family. ... Cannabis has a long history of spiritual use, especially in India, where it has been used by wandering spiritual sadhus for centuries. ... Binomial name Cinnamomum aromaticum Nees Cassia (Cinnamomum aromaticum, synonym ), also called Chinese cinnamon, is an evergreen tree native to southern China and mainland Southeast Asia west to Myanmar. ... Hot Import Nights (HIN) is an auto show comprised of mainly tuner import cars. ... Olive oil is a fruit oil obtained from the olive (Olea europaea), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. ...

Since the amount of spices would clearly overwhelm the olive oil, it is thought that these measures were of the original spices that were then distilled down, by "the art of the apothecary", to essential oils. Because there is no record of how the Jews rendered oil from their spices, it is unclear as to how much oil would have made up the final mixture. An essential oil is a concentrated, hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aromatic compounds from plants. ...

The holiness of the oil was protected by the ceremonial law, which prohibited its use in anything but the rites of the temple, on threat of banishment from among the Jewish people. See Exile (disambiguation) for other meanings. ...

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Olive oil was used in the holy anointing oil to consecrate the priests, and instruments of the sanctuary, Exodus 28:41, 30:22-33.
Samuel anointed Saul with a horn of oil, I Samuel 16:1, 13.
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Oil was used of old to supple and invigorate the limbs, and it is that Christ by His Spirit strengthens His people with might in the inner man. Oil, we are told, maketh the face of man to shine (Ps.
There were two particulars respecting the anointing oil, of which I have not as yet made mention, which may aid us by the same anointing to discern whether we are the subjects of it.
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