Mary Magdalene


noun

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

noun

Saint Mary Magdalene New Testament 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 22See also magdalen
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Cultural definitions for mary magdalene

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.

notes for Mary Magdalene

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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