Tehillim / Psalms 133, ספר תהילים קלג, Part 2, Understanding the Meaning and Nature of Unity!
In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 133:1-3, whenever the anointing of God comes upon us in the Messiah Yeshua, the ultimate result is joy and peace. Upon the head of the Cohen HaGadol (High Priest) the oil run down commissioning him into service before the Lord. This oil represents gladness that flows down the beard, the garments, and to the skirts of his cloths. The Holy oil was used for anointing kings, priests, and sanctifying the sacred things in the temple. It was made with a special recipe described in the scriptures and it was explicitly forbidden for anybody to ce the oil recipe for anything other than holy purposes. The Psalm concludes saying, ג כְּטַל-חֶרְמוֹן שֶׁיֹּרֵד עַל-הַרְרֵי צִיּוֹן כִּי שָׁם | צִוָּה יְהֹוָה אֶת-הַבְּרָכָה חַיִּים עַד-הָעוֹלָם: 133:3 It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing life forever. (NASB) The dew of Hermon and the mountains of Zion, it is interesting how the dew is paralleled to the unity of believers in the Messiah. The southern slopes of Mount Hermon peak rising to 2,236 m (7,336 ft) above sea level, one of the highest peaks in Israel. David’s choice of these two metaphors extends the idea of “good” and “pleasant.” Oil, running upon Aaron’s head and down into his beard and onto his garments, to unity between brethren and the blessing of the Lord that is eternal. Read more here: Tehillim 133-Part1-and-2