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Gospel Women Who Followed Jesus

By: Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan

Gospel Women Who Followed Jesus by Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan

In the Gospel of Mark, the first written notice that there were women who followed Jesus to Jerusalem actually appears near the end (15:40, 47; 16:1). Mark notes the presence of such women as silent witnesses to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

However, Mark mentions women witnessing Jesus’ teaching and miracles from the beginning of the gospel. For example, Jesus heals Peter’s...

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