Quick Facts

  • Pronunciation:mü-rē’-zō
  • Strongs Concordance: #G5545
    • anything smeared on, unguent, ointment, usually prepared by the Hebrews from oil and aromatic herbs. Anointing was the inaugural ceremony for priests
  • Appears 1 times in  1 verses in the New Testament
  • Common translations
    • “Anoint/anointed/she has anointed” (1x)

How myrizō is used in the New Testament

“”She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial.” [Mark 14:8 NASB]


Here we see a reference to Jesus of Nazareth having perfume applied to his body after being crucified. This is anoint in it’s most basic sense. There is no representation herein of a Church leader being anointed or set apart for a role within the local or universal church.