A Theology Of Anointing With Oil

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Anointing with oil is action frequently mentioned in Scripture. This article traces these references and explains the theological significance of the image of ritual anointing that these passages establish.

The Source of Sickness

Biblical writers have always presupposed a connection between sickness and sin. At the initiation of the covenant, Yahweh promises Israel that if they will obey the terms of the covenant Yahweh will not bring upon them the illnesses brought upon Egypt (Exod. 15:26;...


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