There is far more and older evidence that she lived with Mother Mary and John in their home in Ephesus after the crucifixion of Christ. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. And there also was one othe Mary, that is Jesus Christ sister by the union of Mary and Joseph, the woldy parents of Jesus. And this passage intimates that Mary Magdalene was wealthy. Empty brackets [ ] mean no guesses can be made; too much is missing.(*1). But, who knows. I don’t recall reading where she was actually born. *2: Cf. That's when the two Marys, who had become one, were separated out again and the responsibility of holding a space for human sexuality fell solely onto the beautiful, naked shoulders and the red open hair of Mary Magdalene. Jewish law condemns them both, not just the woman, to death.). Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the greater debt.” And Jesus said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44 Then turning toward the woman, he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Concerning the apostles' feelings about Mary Magdalene, they only mention that the male disciples didn't believe her that Jesus had risen. Were they instructed to tell the disciples to go to Galilee to meet Jesus, or to stay in Jerusalem to meet him? 1. To answer that means opening a huge can of worms best left for another day! Lord Krishna, the Hindu god of love, must have had thousands of children because he is said to have had 16,000 queens, plus consorts! Check out earlylchristianwritings dot org. It contains a story of a confrontation between Mary Magdalene and Peter which also appears in three other non-canonical texts. (see Matthew 27:56, Mark 15:40). Mark also relates the story of a mysterious unnamed “woman” who anoints Jesus’ head with an alabaster flask of costly spikenard, also at Bethany that last week of Jesus’ life. Please contact us for permissions. Obviously it doesn’t give us much to go on. What significant is that according to Mark’s gospel the three women who went to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus were “Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome” (Mark16:1). But there certainly is a lot more evidence that Jesus was celibate than that he was married. 2. But does this common assumption really hold water? Ariadne’s comment about the two who were joined as one (Glastonbury Abbey), could be interperated as the 5th sacrement (mystery) which is the bridal chambre. Who went to Jesus’ tomb on the third day after his crucifixion? Surely the Savior knows her very well. They read: "The Savior loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on her mouth.". Modern readers probably don’t realize just how little is said about Mary in our surviving sources. Both of these reasons were likely in play for Luke. Remember, we are talking about religion here, and about the kingdom of God, not about worldly royal bloodlines and kingdoms who usually ended up with imbeciles because of inbreeding. Another question we need to discuss is, why did Christians decide to identify the "sinful woman", i.e. That is very true fact. We also know that both, being married and being celibate were completely acceptable options for leaders in the early church. Today the vast majority of Christians hold to this shared assumption. (17:10-end of gospel). As they are running to do what they were told, Jesus appears to them. I really enjoyed your analysis. In a couple of our sources, the resurrected Jesus appeared to her first, before he appeared to anyone else, even Peter.