This is the same language used in the LXX in 1 Sam 10:1, when Samuel anoints Saul as Israel's king.
As in the Gospel of John, the woman anoints Jesus' feet rather than his head.
The woman who anoints Jesus in Luke 7 experiences just such a release through God's forgiveness.
To illustrate, the entry for anoint
with an analytical definition and formal codes placed inside the entry looked like this:
It's easy to see why the sinful woman who anoints Jesus' feet is confused with Mary of Bethany, who does the same.
Details differ in the four gospel accounts of the Resurrection as to the number of heavenly visitors at the tomb, which women accompany Mary Magdalene to anoint the body, and whether or not the women are believed when they run to tell the news of Christ's Resurrection.
Likewise in Mark's account (16:1-8) Mary Magdalene is accompanied by Mary, the mother of James, and Salome to anoint Jesus' body.
They have come to anoint Jesus like the woman in Bethany.
15, 16); they prepare for his death, they anoint with oil (Ch.
For in the name of Christ is implied, he that anoints, he that is anointed, and the unction itself with which he is anointed.
anoints Jesus, Son of God according to the flesh for his salvific effort, as man and as God.
At the table Mary anoints
Jesus' feet with a perfume that cost nearly a year's wages.
Instead, the anointing story they do hear about is the penitent woman sinner who washes Jesus' feet with her tears, then anoints
and dries them with her hair (Thursday of the 24th week in Ordinary Time and on the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C).
Along the way, he anoints
those he meets with homespun wisdom and decency, demonstrating the poetic beauty of an ordinary life lived with absolute conviction.
When a bishop anoints
priests at ordination, he doesn't promise them a rose garden.