THE WOMAN WHO ANOINTED JESUS COMMON TEXTUAL REFERENCES

SUBJECT

MATTHEW 26

MARK 14

LUKE 7

JOHN 12

Time period

Not mentioned, see note in text

Not mentioned, see note in text

Not mentioned

6 days prior to the Passover (v.1)

Town

Bethany (v.6)

Bethany (v.3)

Not mentioned

Bethany (v.1)

Home

Simon the leper (v.6)

Simon the leper, a women, some people (vs.3-4)

The Pharisee Simon, a woman (vs.36-40)

Lazarus, Mary, Judas Iscariot (v.2)

People at the meal besides Jesus

Simon the leper, a woman, Jesus' disciples (vs.6-8)

Simon the leper, a woman, some people (vs.3-4)

The Pharisee Simon, a woman (vs.36-40)

Lazarus, Mary, Judas Iscariot (v.2)

Who anointed Jesus

A woman (v.7)

A woman (v.3)

A sinful woman (vs.37)

Mary (v.1) and Jn.11:1-2

The ointment

Vial of precious ointment (v.7)

Vial of pure costly ointment (v.7)

Vial of ointment (v.7)

Pound of pure costly nard (v.3)

Accusation that the ointment was wasted on Jesus

The disciples (v.8)

Some people (v.4)

Not mentioned

Judas Iscariot (v.4)

The value of the ointment

For much (a great value) (v.9)

300 denarii (v.5)

Not mentioned

300 denarii (v.5)

Part of the body anointed

Head (v.7) Body (v.12)

Head (v.3) Body (v.8)

Feet (vs.38;46)

Feet (v.3)

Reason Jesus was anointed

A good work (v.11) For burial (v.12)

A good work (v.11) For burial (v.12)

For an honored guest (vs.44-46)

For the day of burial (v.7)

Gift to the poor

(v.9)

(v.5)

Not mentioned

(v.5)

Jesus speaks of the poor and his death

(vs.11-12)

(v.7)

Not mentioned

(v.7)