A Ketubah is a Jewish marriage contract outlining the vows and responsibilities of the groom and the bride toward each other. The Bible is filled with many scriptures that compare the marriage covenant on earth with the covenant between the Creator and His people. After the Exodus, Moses presented the children of Israel with the terms of one such covenant, which they accepted wholeheartedly with a resounding “I do.” Love for G-d shown by obedience to His Word is the basis on which this covenant is still extended to all who would believe.
Ketubah is a special aromatic blending of four biblical fragrances representing the participants in the holy covenant of marriage:
Groom, Bride and the Spirit of the living G-d.
Frankincense & Myrrh: fragrances of the Groom
“Who is this coming in a pillar of smoke smelling of myrrh and frankincense?” Song 3:6
Spikenard: fragrance of the Bride
“While the king sits at his table, my spikenard sends forth its fragrance”. Song 1:12
Hyssop (Holy Fire): fragrance of the Holy Spirit
“Sprinkle me with hyssop and I shall be clean, wash me and I shall be whiter than snow”. Psalm 51:7