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Mary (Magdalene)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene (Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ, Maria hē Magdalēnē). One of the followers of Jesus. An early recipient of the news of Jesus’ resurrection. Her name is related to Miriam, the sister of Moses, but it may also mean “obstinacy” or “rebelliousness.”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mary (Person)
MARY (PERSON) [Gk Maria (Μαρια); Mariam (Μαριαμ)]. The name of six or seven women mentioned in the NT. The name derives from Heb miryām.1. The mother of Jesus. See MARY, MOTHER OF JESUS.2. Mary Magdalene. One of the most prominent of the Galilean women to have followed Jesus. Although none of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Magdalene, Mary
Magdalene, Mary. Name of one of several Marys who followed Jesus. This Mary was the first to see the risen Christ (Jn 20:11–18).See Mary #2.
Mary
Mary. Popular feminine name among 1st-century Jews, borne by 6 (or 7) women in the NT.1. Mary, the mother of Jesus. According to the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke, Mary was a young Jewish virgin, probably from the tribe of Levi (her cousin Elizabeth was a Levite, Lk 1:5, 36), who during her
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mary
1. Mary Magdalene. The name Magdalene was derived from Magdala, a town on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. The only mention of her outside the Crucifixion and Resurrection narratives is in Lk. 8:2. (She is not to be identified, as she frequently used to be, with the woman of Lk. 7, “who was a
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Magdalene, Mary
MAGDALENE, MARY Name of one of several Marys who followed Jesus. This Mary was the first to see the risen Christ (Jn 20:11–18). See Mary #3.
Mary
MARY Popular feminine name among first-century Jews, borne by six (or seven) women in the NT.1. Mary, the mother of Jesus. According to the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke, Mary was a young Jewish virgin, probably from the tribe of Judah, who during her engagement to Joseph (of Davidic descent
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mary
Mary (mair´ee; GK. Maria or Mariam; Heb. marah, “bitter” or “grieved,” or miryam, “rebellion”), a name borne by seven women in the nt, unless two or more are identical.1 Mary, the mother of Jesus. See Mary, Virgin.2 Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha and Lazarus (Luke 10:38–39; John 11:1). She appears
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Mary
MARY. This name is found in the NT as Maria or Mariam, Gr. forms of the Heb. name Miriam. In the LXX the name of the sister of Moses appears as Mariam (See Miriam.).1. Mary the mother of JesusBiblical references. The first reference to the mother of the Messiah is the protevangelium in Gen 3:15 indicating
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Mary
MARY. The name appears as Maria or Mariam in the NT. Both are Graecized forms of the Heb. name Miriam, which appears in lxx as Mariam (used of the sister of Moses), and may just possibly be derived from the Egyp. Maryē, ‘beloved’ (but see A. H. Gardiner, JAOS 56, 1936, pp. 194–197). In the NT the name
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Mary
Mary (Gk. Marɩ́a, Mariám)1. Mary the mother of Jesus. Biographical information regarding Mary is limited. According to Luke, her home is the insignificant Galilean village of Nazareth (Luke 1:26), but Matthew places her in Nazareth only after the birth of Jesus (Matt. 2:1, 23). Both Matthew and Luke
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Mary
maryI. Mary, the mother of →Jesus, is mentioned by name only in the four Gospels and once in the Acts of the Apostles. The name, which occurs as Maria or Mariam in the Greek NT, and as Mariamme in Josephus, Ant. 3, 54, corresponds with the Heb name Miriam (cf. Exod 15:20; Num 26:59). Because of Mary’s
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Mary
MARY The name of several important women in the New Testament; the Greek form is Maria and its Hebrew equivalent is Miriam.1. Mary, Mother of Jesus.2. Mary Magdalene.3. Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha and Lazarus of Bethany. In Luke 10:38–42, Mary sat at the feet of the Lord while Martha played
Mary Magdalene
MARY MAGDALENE A follower of Christ, probably from Magdala, near Tiberias, on the west shore of Galilee. Mary Magdalene is identified as being among the women who accompanied Christ and ministered to him (Luke 8:2–3). Jesus had delivered her from the oppression of seven demons (Mark 16:9; Luke 8:2).
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