The first mention of anointing is found in Genesis 31:13 in reference to the promise of the Lord to give Jacob the land He had promised to Abraham and his descendants. With the stone on which he had slept, Jacob had set up a pillar and poured oil on it (Genesis 28:18-22).
The term anoint relates to the action of consecration, setting something apart for God for His use and His worship.
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Strong’s Concordance defines ANOINT mashach mä·shakh’ by implication, to consecrate; also to paint:
The Old Testament records the anointings of the Lord’s priests and the kings of Israel.
Everything that had to do with the worship of the Lord was anointed – the priests, the tabernacle, the table, the altar, etc. were all anointed to symbolize the sacredness and holiness of worship.
Anointings were not special only to the Israelites but to any…
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