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Women with Jesus


(1) Luke 8:2-3



(1) Luke 8:2-3

/8:2/ as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, /8:3/ and Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources.





John Dominic Crossan

Item: 444
Stratum: III (80-120 CE)
Attestation: Single
Historicity: ±



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Magdala? Herod's Steward?

Echoes of a pre-Capernaeum HJ.


[Martha and Mary, John and Luke parallel?

How could that be?

Even AOJ makes no mention.]

Women watching and hearing

[What resources can they offer now?]

the shift of resources to Jesus crucified.

No evil spirit and infirmity filters to interfere

with perception!

Lk 8:1-3
Mary, the one from Magdala
Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward
Many others

Mk 15:40-41
Mary of Magdala
Mary the mother of James the younger and Joses
Many other women

Mt. 27:55-56
Many women
Mary of Magdala
Mary the mother of James and Joseph
The mother of (James and John) the sons of Zebedee

Lk 23:49
The women who had followed him

Jn 11:1-44; 12:1-8;
Sisters Mary and Martha
Mary who annointed the Master with oil
Martha who went to meet him
Martha who did the serving

Lk 10:38-42
Sisters Martha and Mary
Mary who sat at the Lord's feet
Martha who did the serving

Jn 19:25
Jesus' mother
His mother's sister Mary, wife of Clopas
Mary of Magdala

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