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Mary Magdalene

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1.
Mary of Magdala, whom Jesus healed of possession by devils, Luke 8:2: traditionally identified with the repentant woman whom Jesus forgave. Luke 7:37–50.
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British Dictionary definitions for Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

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1.
(New Testament) Saint Mary Magdalene, a woman of Magdala (ˈmæɡdələ) in Galilee whom Jesus cured of evil spirits (Luke 8:2) and who is often identified with the sinful woman of Luke 7:36–50. In Christian tradition she is usually taken to have been a prostitute. Feast day: July 22 See also magdalen
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Mary Magdalene [(mag-duh-luhn, mag-duh-leen)]

In the Gospels, a woman who became a follower of Jesus after he drove out her demons. She is also described as a woman who was present at the Crucifixion, as an attendant at his burial, and as one of the witnesses to the discovery of the empty tomb three days later.

Note: According to the Gospel of Luke, Mary Magdalene is also identified with the repentant prostitute who anointed the feet of Jesus.
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