Psalms 45:8
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8  You love righteousness and hate wickedness; rightly has Hashem, your God, chosen to anoint you with oil of gladness over all your peers.

a-HAV-ta TZE-dek va-tis-NA RE-sha al KAYN m’-sha-kha-KHA e-lo-HEEM e-lo-HE-kha SHE-men sa-SON may-kha-vay-RE-kha

ח  אָהַבְתָּ צֶּדֶק וַתִּשְׂנָא רֶשַׁע עַל־כֵּן מְשָׁחֲךָ אֱלֹהִים אֱלֹהֶיךָ שֶׁמֶן שָׂשׂוֹן מֵחֲבֵרֶיךָ׃

45:8   Oil of gladness

Ancient olive press at Beit Guvrin, Israel

Throughout Israel one will find ancient olive presses made by Canaanites, Israelites, Hellenists and others, and many from the Byzantine era. Olive oil is heralded in the Bible as one of the great agricultural products of the Land of Israel (Deuteronomy 8:8), and there is a special commandment to use oil made of olives, with additional ingredients such as myrrh and cinnamon (Exodus 30:22-25), to anoint kings, priests and the holy vessels of the Mishkan and Beit Hamikdash. The psalmist praises the king who is chosen by God and anointed with Israel-grown olive oil, bringing joy to all.

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  • It is such an eye opener to see the real meaning of the oil of gladness is the olive oil from Isreal bringing joy. Meditate on this meaning,when Isreal in flourishing in olive crop and the presses over flow with pure oil what a joy that will be. The priest and King anointed …the anointed one returning.

  • Olive oil is heralded in the Bible. Used to anoint Vessels in the Temple and the heads of Kings. Olive oil is also one of the great agricultural products of the Land of Israel.There is also A special commandment to use oil made of olives plus other items such as myrrh, cinnamon, cassia and kidah. Combined used once again to anoint kings, priests and the holy vessels of the Tabernacle and Temple. The psalmist praises the king who is chosen by God, bring great and lasting joy to all of Israel. Olive Oil is from the land, The King is from the Jewish people of the land. Israel the land chosen by God and the Jewish people Chosen by God for this chosen land. All come together in this one place on Earth. Can you imagine the great Joy? Carl

 

Psalms 45:8

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