February 06, 2007

Breadcrumb: What are the chances?

In discussing the anointing oil and incense, God give the Israelites very specific instructions for how they should be made. (Ex. 30:23-25, 30:34-36) However, he also tells them that no one may use these oils or incense for anything other than their appointed holy tasks, at the risk of being "cut off from his people." (Ex. 30:32-33, 30:37-38) Given the specific instructions, I'm surprised there aren't new age shops offering "authentic" supplies of holy anointing oil and holy incense. Or perhaps there are, and I'm unobservant. Let's just hope the new age mystics aren't Jewish.

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