* hath done.
"It appears to me more probable," says Dr. Doddridge, "that
Matthew and Mark should have introduced this story out of its
place--that Lazarus, if he made this feast (which is not
expressly said by John,) should have made use of Simon's
house, as more convenient--and that Mary should have poured
this ointment on Christ's head and body, as well as on his
feet,--than that, within the compass of four days, Christ
should have been twice anointed with so costly a perfume; and
that the same fault should be found with the action, and the
same value set upon the ointment, and the same words used in
defence of the woman, and all this in the presence of many of
the same persons; all which improbable particulars must be
admitted, if the stories be considered as different." The
rebuke which Judas received from Christ at this unction
determined him in his resolution to betray his Master; and
therefore Christ's rebuke, and Judas's revenge, are united, as
cause and effect, by Matthew and Mark.
1Ch 28:2,3 29:1-17 2Ch 31:20,21 34:19-33 Ps 110:3 2Co 8:1-3,12
* she is.
15:42-47 16:1 Lu 23:53-56 24:1-3 Joh 12:7 19:32-42