Yeshua needed to be anointed. Let us look into it.
Joh 121 Accordingly יהושע, six days before the Pĕsaḥ, came to Bĕyth Anyah, where El‛azar was, who had died, whom He raised from the dead.2 So they made Him a supper there, and Martha served, while El‛azar was one of those who sat at the table with Him.3 Then Miryam took a pound of costly perfume of nard, anointed the feet of יהושע, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.4 Then one of His taught ones, Yehuḏah from Qerioth, son of Shim‛on, who was about to deliver Him up, said,5 Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?6 And he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and he used to take what was put in it.7 יהושע then said, “Let her alone, she has kept this for the day of My burial.8 For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.
The anointing has always intrigues me but I am of the opinion that this was done to anoint Yeshua’s walk to the stake which would start the next day with the entering of Jerusalem on the donkey.
We will soon see that Yeshua’s walk to the stake was much harder than we can ever imagine.
Next we will look at Yeshua entering Jerusalem on the donkey.
Until next time.