The Same Person or different Women?
The Bible speaks of MARY MAGDALENE, MARY OF BETHANY and THE SINFUL WOMAN OF LUKE 7, are they same person or different people? Make your case for or against. To be clear, I speak of the following:
- The anonymous woman "sinner" of Luke 7:36-50.
- The woman who anoints Jesus in Bethany (Matt 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8) who is named Mary the sister of Lazarus (John 11:2).
- Mary Magdalene who is mentioned by all four Gospels in connection with the resurrection of Jesus.
Looking at the four Gospel accounts beside each other show striking similarities. Three women: are all one and the same person? CM