Why Did Mary Wipe Jesus’ Feet With Her Hair?

Before the Last Supper or the Crucifixion of Jesus, Mary anointed Jesus at Bethany. When she did this, she did something strange; she wiped Jesus’ feet with her hair. This seems like such an odd action, which obviously begs the question of why. Join ArieRashelle as she searches through Scripture to understand the purpose of Mary’s actions in her video, Why Did Mary Wipe Jesus’ Feet With Her Hair?

John 12:1-8
John 11:1-7
John 11:17-27
Luke 10:38-42
John 11:28-37
Mark 5:35-43
John 11:38-44
James 1:5-8
John 12:1-3
1 Corinthians 11:14-15
Luke 7:36-50
Ruth 3:1-5
Ruth 4:1-10
Exodus 4:24-26

Jesus Anointed At Bethany

Why Did Mary Wipe Jesus’ Feet With Her Hair?

1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they gave a dinner for Him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with Him at table. Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples (he who was about to betray Him), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial. For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.”

John 12:1-7

Mary wiped the feet of Jesus with her hair. Why? Could it have been an act of repentance?

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