Mary Magdalene

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Mary Magdalene (Hebrew: מרים [Miriam], Greek: Μαρία [Maria]) was a woman from Magdala in Galilee who was healed by Jesus. Jesus cast seven demons out of Mary, and Mary became a supporter and provider of Jesus and his ministry.

Mary, along with Clopas' wife Mary and Salome, was one of the women who accompanied Jesus from Galilee and who witnessed Jesus' crucifixion and death from a distance.

After Jesus' death and the Sabbath, Mary Magdalene, Mary (mother of James and Joses), and Salome purchased spices and planned to anoint Jesus' body with them. An earthquake occurred, and an angel rolled away the stone in front of the tomb.

The women traveled to Jesus' tomb and were discussing which of them were to move the stone in front of the tomb's entrance. When they arrived, they found that the stone had already been moved away from the entrance of the tomb. They entered the tomb and found an angel (or two angels). They were confused. The angel(s) told them that Jesus had risen.

The women reported what they had witnessed to Jesus' Apostles, but the Apostles did not believe them initially.

Now after the Sabbath, near dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. And a great earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone [from the opening of the tomb], and sat on it. The angel’s appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were as white as snow. The guards shook, paralyzed with fear [at the sight] of him and became like dead men [pale and immobile]. But the angel said to the women, Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said [He would]. Come! See the place where He was lying. Then go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee [as He promised]. There you will see Him; behold, I have told you.

— Matthew 28:1–28:7 (AMP)

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome purchased [sweet-smelling] spices, so that they might go and anoint Him. Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb? Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, though it was extremely large. Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right, wearing a [long, stately] white robe; and they were amazed and bewildered. And he said to them, Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen; He is not here. See, [here is] the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter, He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see Him there, just as He told you.

— Mark 16:1–16:7 (AMP)

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared [to finish anointing the body]. And they found the [large, circular] stone rolled back from the tomb, but when they went inside, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed and wondering about this, suddenly, two men in dazzling clothing stood near them; and as the women were terrified and were bowing their faces to the ground, the men said to them, Why are you looking for the living One among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how He told you, while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise [from death to life]. And they remembered His words, and after returning from the tomb, they reported all these things to the eleven [apostles] and to all the rest. Now they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna [the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward] and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to the apostles. But their report seemed to them like idle talk and nonsense, and they would not believe them.

— Luke 24:1–24:11 (AMP)

Mary reported the incident to Peter and another disciple (possibly John).

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw the stone [already] removed from the [groove across the entrance of the] tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple (John), whom Jesus loved (esteemed), and said to them, They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him!

— John 20:1–20:2 (AMP)

Peter and the other disciple (John) went to the tomb to find Jesus's body missing.

Mary returned to the tomb and was sad and sobbing. Jesus appeared before Mary, but she did not recognize Him initially. Jesus asked her why she was crying, and she told Him that it was because she believed Jesus' body was missing. Jesus said Mary's name, and Mary recognized the man as Jesus, her teacher. Jesus told her to report back to the Apostles and tell them that He was going to ascend to His Father and that His Apostles to meet Him in Galilee.

But Mary [who had returned] was standing outside the tomb sobbing; and so, as she wept, she stooped down and looked into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they said to her, Woman, why are you crying? She told them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him. After saying this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, Woman, why are you crying? For whom are you looking? Supposing that He was the gardener, she replied, Sir, if you are the one who has carried Him away from here, tell me where you have put Him, and I will take Him away. Jesus said to her, Mary! She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, Rabboni! (which means, Teacher). Jesus said to her, Do not hold Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brothers and tell them, I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God. Mary Magdalene came, reporting to the disciples that she had seen the Lord and that He had said these things to her.

— John 20:11–20:18 (AMP)

So the women left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell [the good news to] the disciples. And as they went, suddenly, Jesus met them, saying, Rejoice! And they went to Him and took hold of His feet [in homage] and worshiped Him [as the Messiah]. Then Jesus said to them, Do not be afraid; go and tell My brothers to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me [just as I promised].

— Matthew 28:8–28:10 (AMP)

They went out and fled from the tomb, for they were seized with trembling and astonishment; and they said nothing [about it] to anyone, because they were afraid.

[Now Jesus, having risen [from death] early on the first day of the week, appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. She went and reported it to those who had been with Him, while they were mourning and weeping. When they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe it.

— Mark 16:8–16:11 (AMP)

Mary reported these things to the Apostles. The Apostles did not believe her initially, but Jesus made appearances before them and they believed.