Cedars Of Lebanon Anointing Oil
|Cedars of Lebanon is the strong, fragrant wood used to build David's house, Solomon's house and much of the First Temple. It was also used along with hyssop in the cleansing of a leper's house. It speaks of strength, permanence and wholeness. Ps 92:12 "The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon."|
The cedar of Lebanon is a huge evergreen tree by Middle Eastern standards reaching 90 feet in height, the ôKing" of all Biblical trees. The wood is astonishingly decay resistant and it is never eaten by insect larvae. It is beautifully majestic and red toned with deep green leaves. The tree bark is dark gray and exudes a gumlike resin from which the highly aromatic oils are produced.
Judges 9:14-16 (New International Version)
14 "Finally all the trees said to the thornbush, 'Come and be our king.'
15 "The thornbush said to the trees, 'If you really want to anoint me king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, then let fire come out of the thornbush and consume the cedars of Lebanon!'
16 "Now if you have acted honorably and in good faith when you made Abimelech king, and if you have been fair to Jerub-Baal and his family, and if you have treated him as he deserves-
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