Q. Re: Mark 14: 3,8:
And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leaper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious: and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.
The Disciples were up set and said it should have been sold and the money used for the poor.
But Jesus said,
She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
Question: did this woman know and understand Jesus was about to die and be put in the tomb but his disciples did not?
A. I don’t think is was that she was the only one who knew so much as that the disciples didn’t want to accept what was coming. Jesus had told them plainly that He was going to be handed over to the authorities and executed when they arrived in Jerusalem (Matt. 16:21, 17:23, and 20:17-19). But as late as the very night it happened Peter was in denial about this and tried to defend the Lord against those who came to arrest Him (John 18:10-11) . They didn’t really “get it” until after the resurrection. (John 20:8-9)