his own sepulchres
2 Chronicles 35:24
So his servants took him out of the chariot and carried him in the second chariot which he had, and brought him to Jerusalem where he died and was buried in the tombs of his fathers. All Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.
Isaiah 22:16
'What right do you have here, And whom do you have here, That you have hewn a tomb for yourself here, You who hew a tomb on the height, You who carve a resting place for yourself in the rock?
John 19:41
Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid.
John 19:42
Therefore because of the Jewish day of preparation, since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.
sweet odours
Genesis 50:2
Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.
Mark 16:1
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him.
John 19:39
Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds [weight].
John 19:40
So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.
the apothecaries' art
Exodus 30:25-37
"You shall make of these a holy anointing oil, a perfume mixture, the work of a perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil.
"With it you shall anoint the tent of meeting and the ark of the testimony,
and the table and all its utensils, and the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense,
and the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the laver and its stand.
"You shall also consecrate them, that they may be most holy; whatever touches them shall be holy.
"You shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister as priests to Me.
"You shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'This shall be a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations.
'It shall not be poured on anyone's body, nor shall you make [any] like it in the same proportions; it is holy, [and] it shall be holy to you.
'Whoever shall mix [any] like it or whoever puts any of it on a layman shall be cut off from his people.'"
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Take for yourself spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, spices with pure frankincense; there shall be an equal part of each.
"With it you shall make incense, a perfume, the work of a perfumer, salted, pure, [and] holy.
"You shall beat some of it very fine, and put part of it before the testimony in the tent of meeting where I will meet with you; it shall be most holy to you.
"The incense which you shall make, you shall not make in the same proportions for yourselves; it shall be holy to you for the LORD.
Ecclesiastes 10:1
Dead flies make a perfumer's oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom [and] honor.
a very great
2 Chronicles 21:19
Now it came about in the course of time, at the end of two years, that his bowels came out because of his sickness and he died in great pain. And his people made no fire for him like the fire for his fathers.
Jeremiah 34:5
'You will die in peace; and as [spices] were burned for your fathers, the former kings who were before you, so they will burn [spices] for you; and they will lament for you, "Alas, lord!"' For I have spoken the word," declares the LORD.