ESV - 3 And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head.
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In my opinion, comparison of Mark 14:3 with John 12:1-3 indicates that Simon the leper was the father of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, since he owned the house where Martha, Mary, and Lazarus (who were siblings) lived, and both accounts record a woman anointing Jesus' feet as he was reclining at table there. (Although Mark's narrative does not identify the woman by name, John specifies that she was Mary.)
Simon was not a Leper, or he would not have been there. He was a 'jar maker,' so he was quite likely to have made the alabaster box too.
I agree that both Tim and Huw are correct. I see the relationship of Simon the leper as the father of the three mentioned by Tim. And that Simon was likely the one who made the alabaster box for his daughter. I believe he made it before (or after) he became a leper and made one for each of his daughters or only for the oldest daughter. I suspect he continued producing jars even as a leper and probably from another location since he could not stay with his family, and after Jesus healed him he returned home and was there even through that last visit of Jesus'.
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