(I do predict that one day we'll be putting an 'h' in that word, but obviously we are not able to do it yet).
I'm with you on that
Well according to my Bible 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah.
Now what is interesting about Samuel
many issues come up
One is that Jewish men could have more than one wife
though the tended to monogamy some had more than one for certain reasonshttp://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=425&letter=P
Hannah was a first wife and the other wife was Penninah
Herod had 9 wives
Another interesting thing I learned with Hannah was that women could enter the tent
they could stand at the doorway and pray ...the ark of the covenant was at the other end
Hannah prayed for a child in the tent in front of the Priest Eli who gives her his blessing
Another revelation is in Samuel 1:22 the sons of Eli (Priests) layed with the women who served at the entrance of the tent of meeting
they were scumbags
this could allude to Astarte
ancient Levant as Ashtart and in the Hebrew Bible as Ashtereth, the beautiful Astarte may owe many of her characteristics to Mesopotamian Ishtar, as the similarity in their names proclaims. Like Ishtar, Astarte seems to have had strong connections with both war and love/sexuality. In historical times, she received offerings in ancient Ugarit in Syria; her name appears forty-six times in texts from that city. One of her main centers was Byblos, where she was identified with Egyptian goddesses Hathor and Isis. In the second millennium BCE, Astarte was, like Anat, a war goddess of the Egyptians (Patai 1990:56). Large numbers of ancient Israelites revered her, and versions of her name occur at least nine times in the Hebrew Bible. She was also an important deity of the Phoenician towns of Tyre and Sidon, whence she and her veneration spread with Phoenician merchants throughout the Mediterranean
Two passages in the Book of Jeremiah (7.17-18 and 44.15-19) refer to ancient Israelite worship of a "Queen of Heaven." These passages provide a very rare glimpse into ritual practices of Judahite popular religion. Around the turn of the seventh century BCE, Jeremiah preaches to Israelite exiles in Egypt. To his horror whole families, with women in the lead, were making offerings to a goddess. They poured libations, built fires, and baked "cakes [kawwanim] for the Queen of Heaven" (Jer.7:18). The scholarly literature presents a number of theories about who the "Queen of Heaven" was (Toorn 1998:83-88; Patai 1990:64). However, since "Queen of Heaven" was one of the many titles of the Mesopotamian goddess Inanna-Ishtar, for whom worshippers also made cakes [kamanu], it is possible that the goddess in the Jeremiah passages was Astarte
Astarte is called Queen of Heaven just as Aphrodite is called the Heavenly, Urania. Astarte is worshipped with incense altars and dove sacrifices as is Aphrodite.
In John 12, Mary of Bethany anointed Jesus' feet presumably in gratitude for raising her brother Lazarus from the dead, and in preparation for his death and burial. The Bible records washing of the saint's feet being practiced by the primitive church in I Timothy 5:10 perhaps in reference to piety, submission and/or humility.
Jesus does it
on the anointing of David by Samuel which I point out he did with a HORN of oil
is when you read the book of Samuel
Samuel isn't really a very good guy...in fact he is downright mean
One wonders who was his god?http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=425&letter=Phttp://www.aakkl.helsinki.fi/melammu/database/gen_html/a0001156.php