Spikenard
    Footnotes

    Spikenard

    The Greek word denotes pistic nard, pistic being perhaps a local name; some take it to mean “genuine”; others, “liquid.” Nard was made from the root of a tree, with a strong aromatic odor (Song 1:12; 4:13–14; Mark 14:3–5; John 12:3–5).