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Marys in the NT


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Besides (1) the Blessed Virgin Mary and (2) St Mary Magdalene, there are: (3) ‘The wife of Cleopas’ (Jn. 19: 25), who stood by the Cross. (4) ‘The mother of James and Joses’ (Mk. 15: 40), who stood by the Cross and was a witness to the Empty Tomb (Mk. 16: 1). She may be the same as (3). (5) Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha and Lazarus (Jn. 11: 1 ff.), who sat at Christ's feet when He visited their village (Lk. 10: 38 ff.). She has, unjustifiably, been identified with Mary Magdalene (q.v.). (6) ‘The mother of John Mark’ (Acts 12: 12).

(1) the Blessed Virgin Mary and (2) St Mary Magdalene, there are: (3) ‘The wife of Cleopas’ (Jn. 19: 25), who stood by the Cross. (4) ‘The mother of James and Joses’ (Mk. 15: 40), who stood by the Cross and was a witness to the Empty Tomb (Mk. 16: 1). She may be the same as (3). (5) Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha and Lazarus (Jn. 11: 1 ff.), who sat at Christ's feet when He visited their village (Lk. 10: 38 ff.). She has, unjustifiably, been identified with Mary Magdalene (q.v.). (6) ‘The mother of John Mark’ (Acts 12: 12).

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