Women of the Bible

Oils were in use during Biblical days and were mostly used as currency; anyone who had the aroma of aromatic oils was viewed as a rich person. The Women of the Bible loved their oils, using them daily… I have created a list of Women from the Bible, and based on their unique stories, I devised a list of which oils matched which woman. This is what I came up with, as I wrote about them in my book Women of the Bible and their Oils.

Here is the Introduction to my book: Alma

The name Alma represents the femininity and puberty of all women worldwide. The translation of Alma in the bible means “young maiden” and can also be used when talking about nations or worlds. The word world in Hebrew is “Olam” this is the root word of the name Alma and could also be understood as meaning “the world to me” or “my whole world.” Alma in the bible is described as enterprising, courageous, forceful, and wise, reminding us of women such as Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, and Leah, our foremothers, as well as Naomi, Ruth, and Miriam, Moses’s sister and many other women mentioned in the bible are such characters. God compares the word maiden, or virgins, to God Himself as a “youth” with a beloved hold on what is dear, and according to the symbolism, “Almot” the maidens are the nations.

A wife would be brought into her husband’s household to contribute to her fertility. She is a young woman of childbearing age and ready for marriage. Alma, the name representing all young girls metamorphizing into beautiful young women, will now be noticed by men looking for wives able to bear them children.

“A good name is referred to by the expression, “good oil.”

“Because of the fragrance of your goodly oils, your name is ‘oil poured forth.’ Therefore, the maidens loved you.“

 (Song of Songs 1:2-3)

In these verses of King Solomon’s love song, Alma is written in the plural, referring to many Alma’s, maidens, and their desire for him. A good name is referred to as “a good oil.” As a nostalgia of sophistication, of men living at the ends of the earth famed to smell of lavish aroma from oils that are constantly being poured, so the fragrant scent wafts forth as is the nature of fragrant oil.

It is said that Jethro came to Israel at the sound of this news of beautiful maidens desiring men, and he converted to Judaism.  In the days of the bible, oil was a symbol of wealth, it was used as the main currency for bartering. Oils were imported from great distances, even from as far as Egypt.

Remember, this is a love song and every man’s fantasy, where beautiful young maidens beg that they do not leave her behind, “draw me to you, and we will run after you because I know that you are drawn to me.” So, they say, “We will run after you to be your wife.” 

Even older women, who are no longer desirable, are said to sing this song with longing, either in her exile or widowhood. If only King Solomon would kiss me with the kisses of his mouth as of old and not kiss me as he does now, on the back of my hand or on the shoulder. I desire and wish that he behaves toward me as he behaved toward me when we were bride and groom and kissed me on my lips.

Another reference to Alma is the confusion of a husband who suspects his wife of cheating on him. His thoughts are tearing at him, and he is confused. I do not understand how an eagle navigates its way through the sky, how a snake navigates its way onto a flint, how a ship navigates its way through the sea, and how a man navigates his way into the heart of Alma.

“The way of the eagle in the heavens, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship in the heart of the sea, and the way of a man with a young woman.”

 (Mishlei 30:19)

The most famous occurrence of the name Alma in the Bible is in the prophecy of Isaiah, revealing to Ahaz, the king of Judah, a sign to be given in demonstration that the prophet’s promise of God’s protection from his enemies is a true one. The sign is that Alma is pregnant and will give birth to a son who will still be very young when these enemies will be destroyed.

“Therefore, the Lord, of His own, shall give you a sign; behold, the young woman is with child, and she shall bear a son, and she shall call his name Emmanuel.”

(Isaiah 7:14)

The last verse is referring to Isaac’s instant attraction to Rivka when Eliezer brought her to him. As soon as Eliezer saw Rivkah, he knew that her actions proved that she had a kind and generous nature, making her a perfect match for Isaac. Isaac saw her and saw her likeness to his mother, Sarah, and he loved her; he married her and brought her into his mother’s tent.

“Behold, I am standing by the water fountain. When a maiden comes out to draw water, I will say to her, ‘Please, give me a little water to drink from your pitcher.”

(Genesis 24:43)

 
Women of the Bible

All of us live in the reflection of these fascinating Women of the Bible, and we may even ask why they are so special. Beginning at the beginning, we meet Eve, who was created in just one clear day by God. How would that make you feel if you were in her shoes? Suddenly you are a fully grown woman and wife, given the heavy responsibility to populate the entire world. A lot was expected of her, she was created for the sole purpose of being Adam’s wife, to be his companion and his emotional support. She instantly became aware of her desires. And we probably think of Eve as a pious and mature woman. Since she was the template for all women, she probably felt then exactly as you and I feel right now.

All women ever own exactly the same emotions so you will identify with the women written about in this book. Their experiences in their relationships with their husbands and the trials of their lives will be exactly like ours. Even though these women were prophetesses and mothers of humanity, it is amazing to see how they had the same dramas in their lives. They have sagas with loving but tactless husbands jealous rival wives when men like king David married many wives, and women had to deal with the emotions of being not the favorite wife, or if she was, then her desperation to maintain her “main wife” status. Why did Sarah, our barren matriarchs, seek the recognition of motherhood through her surrogate handmaiden Hagar, which ended up being a solution that brought more grief than honor.

I have compiled the stories of the lives of thirty women. In this book, you will get to look into the human qualities of all the women written about, we will bring them back to life and feel their joys and sorrows in real time.

“I will plant in the wilderness the acacia tree, and the myrtle and the Etz Shemen “Oil Tree” I will set in the Arava cypress, maple, and box tree together.”

(Isaiah 41:19)

Alma’s oil is Hibiscus

Hibiscus is an herbal plant as well as a woody shrub and grows in warm countries such as Israel. Its flowers are large and trumpet-like and grow in many beautiful colors ranging from white, pink, red, orange, peach, yellow, and purple. Flowers are used for making tea because of their sweet taste and aroma. The Hibiscus is known in the Bible as the Rose of Sharon, and in Hebrew, it is called “Havatzelet Hasharon” and is the theme of a love song written by King Solomon, also known as the Song of Solomon.

The Alma written in the song is fresh, flirty, and young, the ultimate fantasy of King Solomon. Solomon adored women and could not get enough of them. Young women with their whole lives ahead of them would fantasize about the king, dreaming of his stolen kisses in the night. In biblical days girls would get married at a much younger age, sexuality was more open, and both women and men would express their desires openly. As women got older and more mature and grew into a woman of age, she still had the same desire she had as a young maiden. As we see with our matriarch Sarah, who was still attractive and desirable at age sixty. May all the Almas of all ages in this world accomplish to live a joyful and happy life always.

“The blossoms have appeared in the land, the time of singing has arrived, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.”

(Song of Songs 2:12)

Now check out who you identify with and design your own special aroma. The choice is yours!

Alma – Hibiscus

Eve – Litsea Cubeba

Sarah – Cedarwood

Hagar – Red Thyme

Rivkah – Sandalwood

Rachel – Juniper

Leah – Jasmine

Tamar J – Patchouli

Dinah – Helichrysum

Yoheved – Vetiver (lemongrass)

Miriam – Orange

Ziporah – Frankincense

Rachav – Acacia

Naomi – Marigold

Ruth – Anise Star

Devorah – Pine

Yael – Rosewood

Hannah – Lavender

Peninah – Hyssop (Sweet Marjoram)

Delilah – Wormwood

Nitzevet – Myrrh

Michal – Clove

Avital – Rose

Abigail – Cinnamon

Batsheva- Geranium

Tamar D – Lemon Balm

Jezebel – Rosemary

Athaliah – Galbanum

Shunamit – Clary sage

Huldah – Chamomile

Esther – Myrtle

Rose of Sharon

“the flower of the field”

“the desert shall bloom like the rose.” Isaiah 35:1

“I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.” Song of Songs 2:1

The woman says: I am a lily of Sharon, a rose of the valley. The first part is spoken by a woman, who is called by her lover “darling” in the Song of Songs.

The man replies: You ARE like a rose – and the rest of the girls are like thorns! Her lover responds by saying, “like a lily among thorns, so is my darling among the maidens.”

The woman responds: And you’re like an apple tree among all the other trees of the forest – your shade is delightful and your fruit is sweet. Take me to your banquet hall and demonstrate your love for me. Fill me with wine and cover my bed with your fragrant apples. Hold me in your embrace. The rest of you girls, do not come between me and my man! My beloved is coming, gracefully like a gazelle. He is peeking at me from behind the wall.

My love calls me to come away with him because winter has passed and spring has arrived. The land is full of flowers, singing birds, fresh figs, and aromatic grapes. My lover compares me to a dove in the cleft of a rock and he asks that I reveal myself so that he might see me and hear my voice. I ask that he seize people who, cunning as foxes, might try to come between us. I am my beloved’s and he is mine; he stays here, among the roses. When the sun was high, however, I caused him to depart like one to a distant mountain.

Rose of Sharon perfumed with authentic organic Rose Oil, enhanced with Sandalwood and Myrtle. This special blend contains a smooth, aromatic, and enriched scent with soothing extracts that have been famous since biblical days.  This delicately scented Rose of Sharon oil is based on rich olive oil, made from oil pressed from locally-grown olives from the hilltops surrounding Jerusalem, and is rich in antioxidant vitamins and organic essential oils.

This flower from the region of Sharon in Israel is actually not a rose but is part of the hibiscus family. Its blooms are nonetheless beautiful and glorious, just as Isaiah depicted the millennial reign when the Bride of Messiah shines forth in all the radiance of her heavenly glory and beauty. The flower name was borrowed from the Song of Songs, believing it was the very strain that caused Solomon to write his erotic song.

The holy Zohar compares the Jewish nation to a beautiful rose with 13 petals and 5 sepals. It is a fundamental principle of the Kabbala that all the things G‑d creates in the lower realm, i.e. this physical existence, are expressions of their spiritual roots, forces, and divine archetypes in the upper realms.

This is the full song:

“I am a rose of Sharon, a rose of the valleys.”       

“As a rose among the thorns, so is my beloved among the daughters.”         

“As an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the sons; in his shade, I delighted and sat, and his fruit was sweet to my palate.         

He brought me to the banquet hall, and his attraction to me [was symbolic of his] love.          

Sustain me with flagons of wine, spread my bed with apples, for I am lovesick.          

His left hand was under my head, and his right hand would embrace me.        

I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, that you neither awaken nor arouse the love while it is desirous.          

The sound of my beloved! Behold, he is coming, skipping over the mountains, jumping over the hills.       

My beloved resembles a gazelle or a fawn of the hinds; behold, he is standing behind our wall, looking from the windows, peering from the lattices. 

My beloved raised his voice and said to me, ‘Arise, my beloved, my fair one, and come away.    For behold, the winter has passed; the rain is over and gone.          

The blossoms have appeared in the land, the time of singing has arrived, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

The fig tree has put forth its green figs, and the vines with their tiny grapes have given forth their fragrance; arise, my beloved, my fair one, and come away.          

My dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the coverture of the steps, show me your appearance, let me hear your voice, for your voice is pleasant and your appearance is comely.’ 

Seize for us the foxes, the little foxes, who destroy the vineyards, for our vineyards are with tiny grapes.        

My beloved is mine, and I am his, who grazes among the roses.       

Until the sun spreads, and the shadows flee, go around; liken yourself, my beloved, to a gazelle or to a fawn of the hinds, on distant mountains.”

The benefits of this oil blend are prayer, meditation, blessing, love, and appreciation.

For Solomon the Rose of Sharon Bride of Messiah shines forth in all the radiance of her heavenly glory and beauty…

Oils are all organically grown and produced in the holy land.

The scent of this anointing oil gives a sensation of biblical times.

Scent instructions were written very specifically in the bible.

Anointing Oil, Oil of Gladness, Rose of Sharon

Check out my books.

10 Best Ways to Start Losing Weight

Being overweight or obese is a nightmare and a plague for men and women of this century. We are constantly assured by others who are not overweight, that size doesn’t matter, and we should all be happy with our bodies.

Lose Fat by Reducing Stress

How to lose weight fast? This book is your guide to weight loss. There are systematic diet and eating methods that ensure you lose weight. Human nature is to always strive for the perfect body, even if they have a great physique.

Women of the Bible

All of us live in the reflection of these fascinating Women of the Bible, and we may even ask why are they so special. Beginning at the beginning, we meet Eve, who was created in just one clear day by God. How would that make you feel if you were in her shoes?

Essential Oils and their Relevance to the Bible

The Bible is the most read book in the world and it still fascinates readers with new and current information today. Everything we see around us is connected to the Bible and in the cycle of life, the biblical times are not so far back. Trees that have been planted many hundred years ago are living among us with the same energy that they had in the time of the Bible.

Oil of Gladness

The Oil of Gladness “Oil of Joy” – the Gladness Oil also known as the Oil of Joy has an Olive oil base. It is specifically blended together with cinnamon which symbolizes gladness and joy. It is said when the Messiah returns, he will give the Jewish people “the oil of joy” as a comfort for our mourning. The Oil of Gladness is also the garment of praise for the spirit and appreciation. These trees are called the trees of righteousness, and the planting of them, glorifies the LORD, so that He may be glorified”

It is the Jewish way to be joyful and thankful to G-d always, even in times of sorrow.  In times of sorrow when it is the easy solution to stay miserable, this oil is ‎used to remind us that G-d commands us to choose life, joy, and appreciation. We learn that life always goes on even if it sometimes seems too hard to obey, this is how G-d teaches us to defeat bad things and bring out your warrior spirit

Olive oil was often used to anoint the head and body after a bath as a symbol of honor, joy, and favor.  Ruth was advised by Naomi ‎to wash and anoint herself and put on her best garment, before seeking out Boaz (Ruth ‎‎3:3).  David washed, anointed himself, and put on fresh clothing, before entering the house of ‎God to worship G-d. ‎This oil was ‎also used by young maidens when they were betrothed as a symbol of rejoicing, health, and ‎looking forward.

Olive oil blended with cinnamon and frankincense is the scent used in the bible as a perfume for seduction. This blend gives you a sense of spirituality and a joyful experience. This combination enhances confidence and security for giving you a positive outlook in life. The Oil of Gladness is sent to you straight from the holy land where the oils are pressed and blended with pure organic essential oils grown in rich Israeli soil.

Buy the Oil of Gladness for meditation, confidence, and thankfulness.

Original recipe as used by king David, Ruth, and other biblical people.

Oils are all organically grown and produced in the holy land.

The scent of this oil of gladness gives the sensation of biblical times.

Scent instructions were written very specifically in the bible.

Methods of use are to:

Place a couple of drops on your palms and pulse on your wrist as needed, much like perfume.

Simply smell it out of the bottle whenever you feel the need.

Use as incense with an incense bowl.

Anointing Oil, Oil of Gladness, Rose of Sharon

Check out my books.

10 Best Ways to Start Losing Weight

Being overweight or obese is a nightmare and a plague for men and women of this century. We are constantly assured by others who are not overweight, that size doesn’t matter, and we should all be happy with our bodies.

Lose Fat by Reducing Stress

How to lose weight fast? This book is your guide to weight loss. There are systematic diet and eating methods that ensure you lose weight. Human nature is to always strive for the perfect body, even if they have a great physique.

Women of the Bible

All of us live in the reflection of these fascinating Women of the Bible, and we may even ask why are they so special. Beginning at the beginning, we meet Eve, who was created in just one clear day by God. How would that make you feel if you were in her shoes?

Essential Oils and their Relevance to the Bible

The Bible is the most read book in the world and it still fascinates readers with new and current information today. Everything we see around us is connected to the Bible and in the cycle of life, the biblical times are not so far back. Trees that have been planted many hundred years ago are living among us with the same energy that they had in the time of the Bible.

Anointing Oil

The Original Anointing Oil, “Oil of Messiah,” was first prescribed for the High Priest of the Temple, known as the Kohen Ha Gadol. The high priest of the Temple of Jerusalem, Israel, was instructed to put the Anointing Oil on himself before he blessed the children of Israel. Later the Anointing Oil was also used by the Kings of Israel to anoint prophets. Nowadays, we use oil to symbolize a priestly, regal, and higher self, allowing us to connect and identify with G-d.

The Bible gives careful instructions on how to make up the oil; see the Bible Exodus 30:23-25.  The Bible recipe instructs by parts, known then as shekels. Olive Oil mixed with myrrh and a hint of cinnamon is used to make up the Oil. These original ingredients make it authentic biblical Anointing Oil with its original biblical scent. This amazing blend stimulates your sensory nerves giving you a spiritual and uplifting experience. Straight from the holy land, the oils are pure organic essential oils grown in rich Israeli soil.

A very close friend of mine who is a Christian living here in Israel once mentioned that she wished she could access the original scent of the anointing oil used by the Kohen in the holy temple of Jerusalem. My friend speaks about Israel in many churches throughout the USA and Europe. She told me that she wished she would be able to surprise the pastors with a pure anointing oil made in Israel by a Jewish person.

The Anointing Oil

As a Naturopath and a Jew of Kohen descent, I realized that I could actually help her. After consulting with some Rabbis, we could locate the original ingredients. This Anointing Oil, the Oil of Messiah, combines a unique blend of a sweet and earthy scent. This recipe from G-d is designed to help us grow into our higher selves.

The benefits of this oil blend are prayer, meditation, and blessing.

Original recipe as used by the Kohen in the holy temple.

Oils are all organically grown and produced in the holy land.

The scent of this anointing oil gives the sensation of biblical times.

Scent instructions were written very specifically in the bible.

Methods of use are to:

Place a couple of drops on your palms and pulse on your wrist as needed, much like perfume.

Simply smell it out of the bottle whenever you feel the need.

Use as incense with an incense bowl.

Anointing Oil, Oil of Gladness, Rose of Sharon

Check out my books.

10 Best Ways to Start Losing Weight

Being overweight or obese is a nightmare and a plague for men and women of this century. We are constantly assured by others who are not overweight that size doesn’t matter and that we should all be happy with our bodies.

Lose Fat by Reducing Stress

How to lose weight fast? This book is your guide to weight loss. There are systematic diet and eating methods that ensure you lose weight. Human nature always strives for the perfect body, even with a great physique.

Women of the Bible

All of us live in the reflection of these fascinating Women of the Bible, and we may even ask why they are so special. Beginning at the beginning, we meet Eve, who was created in just one clear day by God. How would that make you feel if you were in her shoes?

Essential Oils and their Relevance to the Bible

The Bible is the most-read book in the world, and it still fascinates readers with new and current information today. Everything we see around us is connected to the Bible, and in the cycle of life, the biblical times are not so far back. Trees that have been planted many hundred years ago are living among us with the same energy that they had in the time of the Bible.

Essential Oils and their Relevance to the Bible

Essential oils have been used for remedies, medications, and pleasure since humans have been on earth and developed awareness. We have many beautiful trees, plants, and flowers living with us, and it is a privilege to enjoy them today after someone else planted them well before our lifetime. One of the most beautiful legacies we have on this earth is the amazing trees we see and take for granted. Planting long-living trees such as Olive, Pine, Cedar, or Acacia is a gift for the next generations, just like the old trees we see today planted generations back for our pleasure.

A parable from the Talmud: One day, a righteous miracle worker saw an old man planting a carob tree. Knowing that a carob tree took 70 years to bear fruit and that, therefore, the old man would not live to see the results of his labor, he asked why he was planting a tree whose fruits he would never enjoy. ‘Carob trees were here when I was born, planted by my father and his father,’ answered the old man. ‘Now I plant trees for the enjoyment of my children and their children’s children.’” (Talmud Ta’anit 23a) In Judaism, it is forbidden to uproot and destroy a tree after it has been planted; we are told that we can cut them down to a stump, but its roots must stay in the ground forever. In this book, I have found the relevance of 108 trees and plants from around the world to the Old Testament Bible; it is amazing how much access we have today to what the people of the Bible had.“When you besiege a city for many days to wage war against it to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an ax against them, for you may eat from them, but you shall not cut them down. Is the tree of the field a man to go into the siege before you?” Deuteronomy 20:19 We learn from trees many things, like patience, strength, faith, and love.