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Headword: *mu/ron e)pi\ kefalh=s
Adler number: mu,1450
Translated headword: sweet oil on the head
Vetting Status: high
The high-priestly oil was compounded of aromatics; but that [oil] did not emit any such good aroma of itself. The mixture and compound of all made the greatest possible good aroma. To this he has compared the harmony of brothers; for the joint contribution of more righteous deeds creates the good order[1] of perfect virtue.
Greek Original:
*mu/ron e)pi\ kefalh=s: to\ a)rxieratiko\n e)/laion e)c h(dusma/twn sune/keito. a)ll' ou)de\n e)kei=no au)to\ kaq' e(auto\ tosau/thn eu)osmi/an h)fi/ei: h( de\ pa/ntwn mi/cis kai\ kra=sis plei/sthn o(/shn th\n eu)wdi/an ei)rga/zeto. tou/tw| th\n a)delfikh\n ei)ko/tws sumfwni/an a)pei/kasen: h( ga\r tw=n pleio/nwn katorqwma/twn suneisfora\ th=s telei/as a)reth=s th\n eu)kosmi/an e)rga/zetai.
Theodoret (PG 80.1912ab) on Psalm 132.2 LXX.
On muron see already mu 1449, and again mu 1452.
[1] Theodoret uses the word eu)kosmi/a "good order," echoing the earlier eu)osmi/a "good aroma."
Keywords: Christianity; ethics; imagery; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 September 2009@01:25:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; more keywords; cosmetics) on 29 September 2009@03:16:19.
Catharine Roth (added note) on 29 September 2009@15:11:17.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2013@07:35:44.
David Whitehead (coding) on 18 May 2016@11:31:04.


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