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Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Mary Magdalene?
The definition and outline of Mary Magdalene is as follows:
According to the New Testament she was an early follower of Jesus
came from Magdala in Galilee. She was a reformed sinner and once
washed Christ's feet with her tears and dried them using her long
hair. She was an eye-witness to the crucifixion and the
Biography, Facts and
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Mary Magdalene, i.e., Mary of Magdala, a town on the western shore
of the Lake of Tiberias. She is for the first time noticed in
as one of the women who "ministered to Christ of their substance."
Their motive was that of gratitude for deliverances he had wrought
for them. Out of Mary were cast seven demons. Gratitude to her great
Deliverer prompted her to become his follower. These women
accompanied him also on his last journey to Jerusalem (Matthew
27:55; Mark 15:41;
They stood near the cross.
There Mary remained till all was over, and the
body was taken down and laid in Joseph's tomb. Again, in the
earliest dawn of the first day of the week she, with Salome and Mary
the mother of James (Matthew
28:1; Mark 16:2), came to the sepulchre, bringing with them sweet
spices, that they might anoint the body of Jesus. They found the
sepulchre empty, but saw the "vision of angels" (Matthew
28:5). She hastens to tell Peter and John, who were probably
living together at this time (John
20:1,2), and again immediately returns to the sepulchre. There
she lingers thoughtfully, weeping at the door of the tomb. The risen
Lord appears to her, but at first she knows him not. His utterance
of her name "Mary" recalls her to consciousness, and she utters the
joyful, reverent cry, "Rabboni." She would fain cling to him, but he
forbids her, saying, "Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my
Father." This is the last record regarding Mary of Magdala, who now
returned to Jerusalem. The idea that this Mary was "the woman who
was a sinner," or that she was unchaste, is altogether groundless.
We have selected Mary Magdalene as one of the most important women from the Bible and provided a biography and character outline
of this famous woman.
Much of the information is taken from
the classic reference books including
Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
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