MARY MAGDALENE: CHRISTIAN ICON OR PROSTITUTEBorn: Early 1st century AD
Magdala, Judea

Died: Mid to late 1st Century AD
Ephesus, Asia Minor or Marseilles
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The name Magdalene suggests her origin as the town of Magdala (Taricheae), on the Sea of Galilee's western shore. It was an important source of salt, an administrative center, and the largest of ten major towns around the lake.
Traditionally, Mary Magdelene is identified with the Mary who had a brother, Lazarus; and a sister, Martha. The family lived in a place called Bethany. However, the Bible does not specify that this is the same Mary
Career/Occupation and Major noteowrthy achievements: She was one of Jesus' most celebrated disciples.She is famous because she is said to have been the first person to see Jesus after he rose from the dead, according to John 20 and Mark 16:9, part of the so-called "Longer Ending" to that chapter.Explanation of the legacy and impact of her for history; why did she make history: Relationship wiith Jesus, The Original Disciple:
Hippolytus, a Christian leader in Rome around 200 AD, is thought by many to be the anonymous writer of that period that Jesus first appeared to the women at the tomb. He instructed them to go and tell his disciples that he was risen from the dead. Then he appeared to his disciples and "upbraided them for not believing the women's report. Bart D. Ehrman concludes that Mary Magdalene was the original apostle. He quotes the 2nd century writer as indicating: "Christ showed himself to the (male) apostles and said to them, 'It is I who appeared to these women and I who wanted to send them to you as apostles.'" Ehrman concludes from this that Mary and the others could therefore be thought of as "apostles sent to the apostles," a title that Mary Magdalene herself came to bear in the Middle Ages (Latin: apostola apostolorum. Erhman further cites Mark 16:8 and Matthew 28:11 as evidence for his proposition. According to Harvard theologian Karen King, Mary Magdalene was a prominent disciple and leader of one wing of the early Christian movement that promoted women's leadership. King cites references in the Gospel of John that the risen Jesus gives Mary special teaching and commissions her as an "Apostle to the Apostles." Mary is the first to announce the resurrection and to fulfill the role of an Apostle someone sent by Jesus with a special message or commission, to spread the gospel ("good news") and to lead the early church. The first message she was given was to announce to Peter and the others that "He is risen!"(Mt. 28:7Mk. 16:9-11Lk. 24:10Jn. 20:2) Although the term is not specifically used of her in the New Testament, Eastern Christianity refers to her as "Equal to the Apostles"), and later traditions name her as "the apostle to the apostles." King writes that the strength of this literary tradition makes it possible to suggest that historically Mary was a prophetic visionary and leader within one sector of the early Christian movement after the death of Jesus. Asbury Theological Seminary Bible scholar Ben Witherington III confirms the New Testament account of Mary Magdalene as historical: "Mary was an important early disciple and witness for Jesus. He continues, "There is absolutely no early historical evidence that Mary's relationship with Jesus was anything other than that of a disciple to her Master teacher."
Timeline of their life and career including at least 8 dates of significance:
Map of their life: Show where they were born, lived an travelled etc:2_1_Ma9.jpg




















Giovanni_Bellini_Mary_Magdalene.jpgA picture of Mary Magdalene with a frown on her face. This particular source can reveal many things to historians such as that her life may have been quite sad as she has a frown on her face indicating that her life might not be going very well at the time this was taken. In inferes that she may have been very lonely, with no one in her life to keep her company and be her friend.It also shows why she may have been Jesus' main disciple because as she had no one in her life she would have been the perfect person to put all her faith in Jesus as she had no where else to put any of her faith. Another thing is suggests is that because she had no one special in her life so no one really knew who she was that was the main reason or one one the main reasons that no one believed her when she told everyone that Jesus had risen. This particular photo shows a few different perspectives of Mary Magdalene. It shows her emotional side and the fact that she isn't ashamed to show it to everyone and she willingly admits that it's ok to not have a rock-hard facade.While it shows your her emotional side it also shoes you that she is very stoic and doesn't let her emotions show very often. This is probably the only photo where she is smiling and looking like everything is fine. Every other photo you see of her she is happy or staring off into the distance. Another perspective it shows is the royal like air she had about her as she looks quite well dressed for someone in that time even though she probably wouldn't have much money.

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Using the information gathered by your reading write a story as if you were one of the people mentioned in any part of the information. You could start your response with something like "A day in the life of........"

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Mary Magdalene born in AD in Magdala, Judas
By Lauren Colmer