Anointing in the Bible

Anointing in the bible is a study I have been writing on for the last couple of weeks. Today, I want to continue with the anointing of kings.

No doubt, those who rule and lead should be found among those who are anointed. In fact, anointing a king was considered equivalent to crowning him. In the scriptures, the first kingly anointing was performed by Samuel on King Saul. In the English Standard Version, 1 Samuel 10:1 says:

“Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head and kissed him and said, Has not the LORD anointed you to be prince over his people Israel? And you shall reign over the people of the LORD and you will save them from the hand of their surrounding enemies. And this shall be the sign to you that the LORD has anointed you to be prince over his heritage.”

Anointing of Prophets in the Old Testament

Those who are called to proclaim God’s word and declare his works were anointed with oil as well. Anointing of Prophets in Old Testament was mentioned in 1 Kings 19:16, where it says, “And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.”

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