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  Mary Magdalene - Crystalinks
Mary Magdalene, which probably means "Mary of Magdala", a town on the western shore of the Lake of Tiberias, is described in the New Testament as a follower of Jesus both in the canon and in the apocrypha.
Mary's presence at the Crucifixion and Jesus's tomb, while hardly conclusive, is at least consonant with the role of grieving wife and widow, although if that were the case Jesus might have been expected to make provision for her care as well as for his mother Mary.
Mary Magdalene had her surname of Magdala, a castle, and was born of right noble lineage and parents, which were descended of the lineage of kings.
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  Mary Magdalene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mary Magdalene is described, both in the canonical New Testament and in the New Testament apocrypha, as a devoted disciple of Jesus.
The Magdalene became a symbol of repentance for the vanities of the world, and Mary Magdalene was the patron of Magdalen College, Oxford, and Magdalene College, Cambridge (both pronounced "maudlin", as in weepy penitents).
Mary's presence at the Crucifixion and Jesus's tomb, while hardly conclusive, is at least consonant with the role of grieving wife and widow, although if that were the case Jesus might have been expected to make provision for her care as well as for his mother Mary.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mary_Magdalene   (3290 words)

  
 TIME.com: TIME Magazine -- Mary Magdalene Saint or Sinner?
Mary Magdalene's image became distorted when early church leaders bundled into her story those of several less distinguished women whom the Bible did not name or referred to without a last name.
Magdalene's witness to the Resurrection, rather than being acclaimed as an act of discipleship in some ways greater than the men's, was reduced to the final stage in a moving but far less central tale about the redemption of a repentant sinner.
The notion that Magdalene was pregnant by Jesus at his Crucifixion became especially entrenched in France, which already had a tradition of her immigration in a rudderless boat, bearing the Holy Grail, his chalice at the Last Supper into which his blood later fell.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Mary Magdalen
Mary Magdalen was so called either from Magdala near Tiberias, on the west shore of Galilee, or possibly from a Talmudic expression meaning "curling women's hair," which the Talmud explains as of an adulteress.
Yet it is Mary Magdalen who, according to all the Evangelists, stood at the foot of the cross and assisted at the entombment and was the first recorded witness of the Resurrection.
Magdalen is said to have retired to a hill, La Sainte-Baume, near by, where she gave herself up to a life of penance for thirty years.
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 Mary Magdalene, Gospel of Mary -- Beliefnet.com
According to the New Testament, she was a devoted disciple of Jesus, present at his crucifixion, and the first to encounter the risen Christ.
In addition to the Bible's mentions of Mary Magdalene, Christian thinkers over the centuries have speculated about her history and identity, and identified her with other biblical "Marys" or unnamed women.
For generations, Mary Magdalene was thought to be a prostitute, and more recently, books like "The Da Vinci Code" have spread the idea that she was Jesus' wife--though neither claim is reflected in the Bible itself.
www.beliefnet.com /ep/mary-magdalene.asp   (280 words)

  
 USNews.com: Nation and World: The DaVinci Code: Mary Magdalene
For centuries, the Catholic Church painted Mary Magdalene as a prostitute.
Mary Magdalene died in France and is buried at Vezelay.
It was the decision to conflate all three Marys that led to bad press for Mary from the Church.
www.usnews.com /usnews/news/features/davinci/mary_magdelene.htm   (400 words)

  
 Mary Magdalene   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mary was so desperate to give the tortured body of her beloved Lord a proper burial that she pleaded tearfully with a groundskeeper, even offering him money, to take her to Him.
Mary Magdalene announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord." In other scriptures, her name is first in the list of witnesses (Mk.
Because of the assumption that Mary Magdalene had been a spectacular sinner, and also perhaps because she is described as weeping at the tomb of Jesus on the Resurrection morning, she is often portrayed in art as weeping, or with eyes red from having wept.
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 Gospel of Mary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gospel of Mary was found in the Akhmim Codex, a gnostic text of the New Testament apocrypha acquired by Dr. Rheinhardt in Cairo in 1896.
It has been suggested in popular literature that this is a Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and thus has become known by this name, although her last name is not mentioned in the text, and it could be any one of the other Marys from the New Testament, or even another Mary who is not mentioned.
Part of this favouring of the one known female disciple may have been due to her ability as a female to represent the important figure of Sophia, the female syzygy of Christ, within gnostic theology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gospel_of_Mary_Magdalene   (639 words)

  
 The Life of Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene was of the district of Magdala, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where stood her families castle, called Magdalon; she was the sister of Lazarus and of Martha, and they were the children of parents reputed noble, or, as some say, royal descendants of the House of David.
Mary Magdalene appears with great frequency (especially as compared with other women in the Gospels) and is shown as being a close follower of Jesus.
In legend and artistic representation Mary Magdalene is often depicted with flowing red hair and grieving at the loss of her beloved.
www.thenazareneway.com /life_of_st_mary_magdalene.htm   (1317 words)

  
 Mary Magdalene; The Apostle to the Apostles
Mary Magdalene continued her preaching in Italy and in the city of Rome itself.
Mary Magdalene is mentioned in the Gospels as being among the women of Galilee who followed Jesus and His disciples, and who was present at His Crucifixion and Burial, and who went to the tomb on Easter Sunday to anoint His body.
Mary Magdalene, Mary of Bethany (sister of Martha and Lazarus), and the unnamed penitent woman who anointed Jesus' feet (Luke 7:36-48) are often mistaken as being the same woman.
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 Mary Magdalene, Harlot or Queen? | TDG - Science, Magick, Myth and History
Similarly, Mary Magdalene is delivered from the influence of seven “evil spirits.” That is, before becoming the disciple, patroness, and especially bride of Christ, she would first have to be divorced from a number of encumbrances, not the least of which was a “bad marriage.” Joshua kills the king of Jericho and liberates Rahab.
The fact that Mary Magdalene is strongly typecast in the Gospels as Rahab is certain proof that privileged leaders of the early Christian Church fully acknowledged her role as mother of a new ruling house.
Rahab, Mary Magdalene and the Whore of Babylon
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 Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene is mentioned in the Gospels as being among the women of Galilee who followed Jesus and His disciples, and who was present at His Crucifixion and Burial, and who went to the tomb on Easter Sunday to annoint His body.
Mary Magdalene, Mary of Bethany (sister of Martha and Lazarus), and the unnamed penitent woman who annointed Jesus's feet (Luke 7:36-48) are sometimes supposed to be the same woman.
Because of the assumption that Mary Magdalene had been a spectacular sinner, and also perhaps because she is described as weeping at the tomb of Jesus on the Resurrection morning, she is often portrayed in art as weeping, or with eyes red from having wept.
satucket.com /lectionary/Mary_Magdalene.htm   (1222 words)

  
 The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
The first form is darkness, the second desire, the third ignorance, the fourth is the excitement of death, the fifth is the kingdom of the flesh, the sixth is the foolish wisdom of flesh, the seventh is the wrathful wisdom.
Then Mary stood up and greeted all of them and said to her brethren, "Do not mourn or grieve or be irresolute, for his grace will be with you all and will defend you.
Mary answered and said, "What is hidden from you I will impart to you." And she began to say the following words to them.
reluctant-messenger.com /gospel-magdalene.htm   (1244 words)

  
 Mary Magdalene: Author of the Fourth Gospel?
It is further posited that Mary Magdalene is the true founder and hero of what has come to be known as the Johannine Community (i.e., Mary Magdalene was one of the original apostolic founders and leaders of the early Christian church).
Mary Magdalene is posited as the author of the Fourth Gospel in the sense in which antiquity defined authorship (Brown 1990: 1051-1052).
She asserts that this "contrivance" let the Gospel retain the tradition that Mary Magdalene was the first to discover the Empty Tomb while still giving the Beloved Disciple prominence as the first person to reach the Empty Tomb and believe that Jesus has risen (Setzer: 262).
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 Mary Magdalene: Author of the Fourth Gospel?
It is further posited that Mary Magdalene is the true founder and hero of what has come to be known as the Johannine Community (i.e., Mary Magdalene was one of the original apostolic founders and leaders of the early Christian church).
Mary Magdalene is posited as the author of the Fourth Gospel in the sense in which antiquity defined authorship (Brown 1990: 1051-1052).
She asserts that this "contrivance" let the Gospel retain the tradition that Mary Magdalene was the first to discover the Empty Tomb while still giving the Beloved Disciple prominence as the first person to reach the Empty Tomb and believe that Jesus has risen (Setzer: 262).
members.tripod.com /~Ramon_K_Jusino/magdalene.html   (8531 words)

  
 Mary Magdalene - religious cults and sects
Magdalene is most obvious." Her role, he says, was deliberately distorted, a smear campaign by the early church fathers -- as one of his characters declares, "the greatest cover-up in human history."
Magdalene's reputation as wanton was sealed by 591 when Pope Gregory announced that Magdalene, Mary of Bethany and the sinner were the same woman.
In this study, engagingly written for both lay and clergy readers, she attempts to shear Mary Magdalene of all the medieval accretions to her story and character.
www.apologeticsindex.org /m25.html   (916 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Mary Magdalen
Mary Magdalen was so called either from Magdala near Tiberias, on the west shore of Galilee, or possibly from a Talmudic expression meaning "curling women's hair," which the Talmud explains as of an adulteress.
Yet it is Mary Magdalen who, according to all the Evangelists, stood at the foot of the cross and assisted at the entombment and was the first recorded witness of the Resurrection.
At a later period Mary and Martha turn to "the Christ, the Son of the Living God", and He restores to them their brother Lazarus; a short time afterwards they make Him a supper and Mary once more repeats the act she had performed when a penitent.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09761a.htm   (1208 words)

  
 The New Yorker: Fact   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thus the Magdalene was probably a woman who lived on her own, a rare and suspect thing in Jewish society of the period.
In the eleventh century, an especially fervent Magdalene cult grew up in the Burgundian town of Vézelay, whose church claimed to have her relics—an assertion undoubtedly influenced by the fact that Vézelay was on one of the main routes to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain, Christendom’s third most important pilgrimage site (after Jerusalem and Rome).
According to Chilton, the Magdalene was one of the “shaping forces of Christianity.” Especially important, as he sees it, was her visionary experience, both in the Gnostic Gospels and in the Resurrection announcement, which he takes to be a subjective, not an objective, event.
www.newyorker.com /fact/content/articles/060213fa_fact2   (5836 words)

  
 Mary Magdalene - OrthodoxWiki
Equal-to-the-Apostles - "Mary Magdalen is held by the Christian Church to be an 'equal of the apostles': because she was the first messenger sent by the Lord Himself to announce His resurrection."
This undertaking, which is the reason for which Mary Magdalen has come to be known as a myrrh-bearer, was fitting for her, since two of the evangelists again place her as first among several other women who followed her in doing likewise, and a third identifies only her as performing that noble deed (cf.
among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
www.orthodoxwiki.org /Mary_Magdalene   (1581 words)

  
 Mary Magdalene, First Witness of the Resurrection
Mary Magdalene is mentioned in the Gospels as being among the women of Galilee who followed Jesus and His disciples, and who was present at His Crucifixion and Burial, and who went to the tomb on Easter Sunday to annoint His body.
Mary Magdalene, Mary of Bethany (sister of Martha and Lazarus), and the unnamed penitent woman who annointed Jesus's feet (Luke 7:36-48) are sometimes supposed to be the same woman.
Because of the assumption that Mary Magdalene had been a spectacular sinner, and also perhaps because she is described as weeping at the tomb of Jesus on the Resurrection morning, she is often portrayed in art as weeping, or with eyes red from having wept.
justus.anglican.org /resources/bio/206.html   (1278 words)

  
 Mary Magdalene
Mary’s appearances are few in the Bible, mostly during the days surrounding Easter weekend, but her actions and the effort to identify her have made her into a major figure in Christianity.
Her intent is to transform Mary Magdalene from the sinner into devout follower that she was by clearing up common misconceptions given to her by providing historical fact and avoiding bias and skepticism.
She tries to restore Magdalene’s image as a women who was faithful to her teacher to the end and that her labeling over time was due to the threat that a women was too close to Jesus and knew to much.
departments.kings.edu /womens_history/marymagda.html   (2631 words)

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