The contrast is marked between his first and his second coming.
Only here in the New Testament. Some authorities read ἕλιγμα, a roll.
Roman pounds, of nearly twelve ounces. The large quantity may be explained by the intention of covering the entire body with the preparation, and by the fact that a portion was designed for the couch of the body in the grave. Compare the account of the burial of Asa, 2Ch 16:14. “Extraordinary reverence in its sorrowful excitement does not easily satisfy itself” (Meyer).