The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 12:3
Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard very costly,
&c.] Worth three hundred pence, according to Judas's estimation of it.
This Mary was the other sister of Lazarus; (See Gill on 26:7),
(See Gill on 14:3), concerning the nature and value of this
and anointed the feet of Jesus;
as he lay upon the bed or couch, at
and wiped his feet with her hair; (See Gill on 7:38).
And the house was filled with the odour of the ointment;
(Song of Solomon 1:3,12) ; ointment of spikenard was very odoriferous: this may be
an emblem of the sweet savour of Christ, in the ministration of the
Gospel, throughout the whole world.