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Anoint

Anoint

The Hebrew word basically means “to smear with liquid.” Oil was applied to a person or an object to symbolize dedication to a special service. In the Christian Greek Scriptures, the word is also used of the pouring out of holy spirit on those chosen for the heavenly hope.​—Ex 28:41; 1Sa 16:13; 2Co 1:21.