Morrish Bible Dictionary
In the description of the goodness of the land of promise one of the advantages mentioned is 'a land of oil olive'; and among the blessings enumerated with which God would endow His obedient people is that their oil should be multiplied. Deuteronomy 7:13; Deuteronomy 8:8 . It was an article of value, and the people had their olive yards as well as their vineyards. Oil was employed for various purposes. It was used as food, 2 Chronicles 2:10,15; 2 Chronicles 11:11; Psalm 55:21; for anointing the kings, etc., 1 Samuel 10:1; 1 Samuel 16:1,13; in the sacrifices of the meat offering, Leviticus 2:1-16; as an ingredient in the holy ointment, Exodus 30:24,25 , see OINTMENT;as a cosmetic, Psalm 23:5; Psalm 92:10; Luke 7:46; to give light in the lamps, Exodus 35:8,14; as an emollient, Luke 10:34 . Oil is a type of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 25:3-10; Hebrews 1:9 .
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Oil '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/o/oil.html. 1897.