1 Chronicles 29:1-5 And Dude the sovereign said to all the assembly, “My son Shalumah, the one whom Aluahim has chosen, is young and tender. And the work is great, because the palace is not for man but for YAHUAH Aluahim. (2) “And with all my power I have prepared for the House of my Aluahim: the gold for the gold, and the silver for the silver, and the bronze for the bronze, the iron for the iron, and the wood for the wood, shoham stones, and settings, and fair stones of various colours, and all kinds of precious stones, and alabaster stones – in large quantities. (3) “And also, because I delighted in the House of my Aluahim, I have treasure of gold and silver; I give for the House of my Aluahim even more than all that I have prepared for the Set-apart House: (4) three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Auphir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses; (5) the gold for the gold and the silver for the silver, and for all kinds of work to be done by the hands of craftsmen. Who then is moved to fill his hand today for YAHUAH?”
Hadasah (Esther) 1:1-6 And it came to be in the days of Achashuarush – he is the Achashuarush who reigned from India to Kush, a hundred and twenty-seven provinces – (2) in those days, when Sovereign Achashuarush sat on the throne of his reign, which was in the citadel of Shushan, (3) that in the third year of his reign he made a feast for all his officials and servants. The power of Persia and Media, the nobles and the princes of the provinces were before him, (4) when he showed the riches of his esteemed reign and the splendour of his excellent greatness for many days, a hundred and eighty days. (5) And when these days were completed, the sovereign made a feast lasting seven days for all the people who were present in the citadel of Shushan, from great to small, in the courtyard of the garden of the sovereign’s palace. (6) White and blue tapestries were fastened with cords of fine linen and purple on silver rods and alabaster columns – the couches were of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl, and black marble.
Song of Shalumah 5:10-16 (10) My beloved is dazzling and ruddy, chief among ten thousand. (11) His head is refined gold; His locks are wavy, black as a raven. (12) His eyes are like doves by streams of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set. (13) His cheeks are like a bed of spices, raised bed of scented plants. His lips are lilies, dripping flowing myrrh. (14) His hands are rods of gold set with beryl. His body is carved ivory, covered with sapphires. (15) His legs are columns of alabaster founded on sockets of fine gold. His appearance is like Labanun, choice as the cedars. (16) His mouth is most sweet, and he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Yurushalam!
Matatyahu 26:6-13 And when YAHUSHUA was in Ba’it Anyah at the house of Shamaw’un the leper, (7) a woman came to Him, having an alabaster vase of costly perfume, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table. (8) And when His taught ones saw it, they were much displeased saying, “To what purpose is this waste? (9) “For this perfume could have been sold for much and given to the poor.” (10) However, when YAHUSHUA noticed it, He said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work toward Me. (11) “For you always have the poor with you, but Me you do not have always. (12) “For in pouring this perfume on My body, she did it for My burial. (13) “Truly, I say to you, wherever this Good News is proclaimed in all the world, what this woman has done shall be spoken of also, to her remembrance.”
Mark 14:1-3 Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread was after two days. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to take Him through treachery and put Him to death. (2) And they said, “Not at the festival, lest there shall be an uproar of the people.” (3) And while He was in Ba’it Anyah in the house of Shamaw’un the leper, and sitting at the table, a woman came having an alabaster vase of perfume, genuine nard, very costly. And breaking the vase she poured it on His head.
Luke 7:36-50 And one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. (37) And see, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that YAHUSHUA sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster vase of perfume. (38) And standing behind, at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and wiping them with the hair of her head, and was kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume. (39) And when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This One, if He were a prophet, would know who and what kind of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.” (40) And YAHUSHUA answering, said to him, “Shamaw’un, I have somewhat to say to you.” And he said, “Teacher, say it.” (41) “A certain creditor had two debtors. The one owed five hundred pieces of silver, and the other fifty. (42) “And when they were unable to repay, he forgave them both. Which of them, then, shall love him more?” (43) And Shamaw’un answering, said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” (44) And turning to the woman He said to Shamaw’un, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house – you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wetted My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. (45) “You gave Me no kiss, but she has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. (46) “You did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume. (47) “Therefore I say to you, her many sins have been forgiven, because she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, he loves little.” (48) And He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.” (49) And those who were sitting at the table with Him began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” (50) And He said to the woman, “Your belief has saved you. Go in peace.”
Note: Alabaster is a name applied to varieties of two distinct minerals, when used as a material: gypsum (a hydrous sulfate of calcium) and calcite, a carbonate of calcium, also known as onyx-marble. In general, but not always, ancient Alabaster in Egypt and the Middle East is calcite. It normally is snow-white and translucent, but can be marked with patterns of swirling bands of cream and brown. This calcite alabaster was highly esteemed for making small perfume bottles or ointment vases called alabastra; and derives it name from the town of Alabastron, in Egypt, where the stone was quarried.