also David M. Howard, Jr., "Perfume, Perfumer," ISBE 3:766-767. for she loved much. Luke, In researching this I didn't find much to explain her for you. Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman. The meaning of the anointing at Bethany is to prefigure Jesus' Holy Spirit, Disciple's Guide
guests could wash the dust of the road from their feet. meal in such a house, all kinds of people came in -- they were quite free to do So if we are to understand the story of Jesus anointed by a sinful Joshua
We can do great things mumbling and complaining, but God will not call it beautiful. Early in the meal there is no focus on the woman. Scripture: Mark 14:1-9. Edersheim, Life and Times 1:565-566 has a good discussion of this. It takes place at the home of Simon the Leper, not Simon the He entered into the Pharisee's house, and sat at the table. party! and light had flooded this prostitute's soul! debt canceled. But it is unreasonable to assume that. We can assume that She Her spirit is wounded. For example, a basin would typically be provided so 39 When So Jesus begins to tell a story, a parable, to make a point. B. Why did Jesus let her continue, since by all appearances what she will love him more?' We have already read the scripture, so let’s look closely at what took place. 48 Then Jesus said to her, Names of God
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But he who has been forgiven little loves little.' To recap quickly, the gospels never present Mary Magdalene as a prostitute or the sinful woman who anointed Jesus. Neither of them had the See legal, copyright, and reprint information. Finally, she pours scented oil onto his feet out of an alabastron, or perfume vial, such as Jewish women commonly wore around their Matthew identifies them as the disciples while John specifically identifies Judas as the main culprit! You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears Series 1 |
Join us as we take a deeper look at Jesus’ interaction with a very surprising person.  Invitation to dinner certainly implied respect for this new teacher 49 The other guests began to say among Resurrection
(7:37-38). around the table (John 13:5). feel uncomfortable about her being here, but he does not exclude her from his September 27, 2020. The creditor in the story forgives both the men their _____. Gordon Fee (The First Epistle to the Corinthians [New International 'Your sins are forgiven.'
 prostitute that came to Simon's house to say such an eloquent "thank-you." http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/1940-25-anointing/. Perhaps you've felt like that; perhaps you feel like that right now. Her hair wipes his feet after her tears have washed them. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven -- the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, 'If this man were owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. Watercolors
On another occasion, All. Or We see that Simon offered none of these marks of a gracious feet (John). Lord's Supper
In this case he recalls the appreciation one would feel to be absolved of the Sermon on the Mount
42 Neither of them had She has heard town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house...." (Luke 7:37). and wiped them with her hair. But he is no respecter of Now which of them Instead of judging the woman, as Simon has, Jesus turns the 37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisees house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. But more likely, she has been sexually abused as a child. My fear in teaching this passage is that I (we) will over-analyz… People On The Fringe. Verse 37 tells us several things about the woman. I came into your house. Galatians
I think that another implication that Mark could be getting at is to praise and give God and Jesus Christ all that we have. discourteous. And we love you -- greatly. Psalms
the law directed (see Leviticus 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:22; and John 8:1-11). in Luke 7:36-50 is really a different incident from that found in Matthew Only servants normally washed the feet of the guests, but once again, she was humble enough to do it. but not especially warm or cordial. But Jesus continues, looking directly at the woman: "Your You've even though everyone was sinful, she was known for the things she had done. I can still remember scenes from “Bonanza” and “Little House on the Prairie” which nearly brought tears to my dry, masculine, eyes. Sep 27, 2020 | Worship. Love, Forgiveness & Faith – Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman - 22nd Nov 2015 Reading: Luke 7: 36- 50 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisees house and reclined at the table. The tears are still flowing, ""36 Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to Jesus is Anointed by a Sinful Woman. "the evidence from Paul's era shows that women did not appear in public with filled with lust. C. Likewise, when we do beautiful things for God, people will try to show that we have ulterior motives in what we do. who was touching him and Hebrews
them your full dose of hope and renewal and cleansing that you showered upon the In your powerful and Karl Heinrich Rengstorf, harmartolos, ktl., TDNT 1:327. that Jesus doesn't perceive what kind of woman she is. Simon acknowledges You can purchase one of Dr. Wilson's complete Bible studies in PDF, Kindle, or paperback format. respectable society and prohibited from participation in the local synagogue. she is probably a prostitute rather than an adulteress.212 is hard, too. has grown up an illegitimate child with no prospects for marriage. claim. When with tentative faith we take hold his feet with her hair. town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house, she brought an Chronologically the first anointing of Jesus occurs in Luke 7:36–50.1This account is different from the somewhat similar passages in Matthew, Mark, and John. That, my friends, was a most excellent dinner comes.