Mary magdalene in the new testament

by | Sep 4, 2021 | Assignment

Compose a 1500 words assignment on the depiction of mary magdalene in the new testament. How could that happen? Well, that is not as difficult as it sounds. 3,000 years have passed since the events took place, the negative stereotype of women in the post-Jesus era of Christianity, and the commonality of the name Mary all contributed to creating this inaccurate image of Mary Magdalene. Her presence by name in the Gospels, however few, identify her as someone important, often present in the company of Jesus’ mother, “The Virgin Mary,” it seems likely that she was a very different woman from the one we were taught about.The Bible is an ancient manuscript. It has been translated, retranslated, printed and reprinted many times. This can lead to discrepancies in the text that could give misleading messages. Mary Magdalene by name only appears in a few passages, however, in each of those passages her name was given first, which traditionally denotes importance, yet as the centuries moved along her reputation, importance, and contributions slowly but surely was diminished. One particular passage references her and explains her origins in Jesus’’ company. “Mary called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out…” (Luke 8:1-3 BeliefNet). Now taken literally it may infer that Mary was a woman tormented by demons who required an actual exorcism or a metaphorical statement referencing that she had had some serious illness that Jesus was able to cure her of. In return her and other “elite” women are being described as benefactors of Jesus’ travels. they essentially may have been financing the group’s movements. This is incredibly different from her associations with the repentant prostitute that Jesus saved from being stoned and with another who washed his feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. Somehow all of the different women have been amalgamated throughout history.There are three specific reasons that could have contributed to the character assassination done to Mary Magdalene over the last few millennia.&nbsp.

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