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Is Magdalene the same woman with the issue of blood?

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Speaker 1

Right.

Speaker 2

So Gwen is asking, is Mary Magdalene the sister of Martha in Luke ten, and also the woman who had the issue of blood, whom Jesus healed?

Speaker 1

So my friend Gwen, this is a really great question, and it’s actually funny because there’s actually three different women that you’re referring to in this question. So no, they are not one and the same are actually three different women that you’re referring to. So the woman in Luke, chapter ten, Mary, the sister of Martha, is one Mary. There’s actually several marries in the New Testament. There’s Mary Magdalene. There’s Mary the Sister of Martha and the Sister of Lazarus. There’s Mary, the mother of Jesus. So there are several Marys. And the woman who is healed of the issue of blood, we don’t know her name. It’s not mentioned in the Bible. So the Mary in Luke chapter ten, the sister of Martha is one Mary. It’s actually interesting because Luke, chapter eight mentions both of these women. And the woman with the issue of blood is Luke, chapter eight, verse two. And so that’s, excuse me, Mary Magdalene is at the beginning of the chapter. She’s the woman who was healed of devils. She was Jesus healed of seven devils. As you look in Luke chapter eight, verse two, it says, a certain woman which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils.

Speaker 1

So that’s one mary mary Magdalene. And she was healed of basically demonic possession. But if you keep going in the Book of Luke, chapter eight, way down at the end, and verse 42, 43, excuse me. So Luke, chapter eight, verse 43, it says, and a woman having an issue of blood, twelve year years which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any. And so basically, that’s the woman who comes to Jesus and says, basically, if I just touch the hem of his garment, then I can be healed. And so she does. She touches him, as you see in verse 44, came behind him, touched the board of his garment, and immediately her issue of blood staunch. So basically it stopped. And Jesus turns around and says, somebody touched me because I perceived virtue was gone from me and she was trembling because she thought she was going to get in trouble. And Jesus, you know, of course, is so loving and merciful and kind. In verse 48, he says to her daughter, be of good comfort. Your faith has made you whole. Go in peace. And so that is a different woman altogether.

Speaker 1

That is not Mary Magdalene and that does not marry the sister of Martha Lazarus. So these are three different women. And again, yeah, the woman with the issue of blood, we don’t know her name, as far as I can tell, in the Bible. So, yeah, I hope that answers your question and I hope that you I’m so glad you’re reading these beautiful stories because they are all so wonderful and I think it’s so important. Just the one piece I’ll take out from this story is that he calls her daughter. And this woman who had twelve years, she couldn’t stop this bleeding, I guess continual menstrual bleeding. And Jesus heals her by faith and he calls her daughter. And the same thing goes for you as we search God by faith. My sister Gwen, God calls you daughter as well and he desires to heal you and love you and restore you in every way, physically, spiritually, emotionally, in every single way. So I just pray that as you keep studying God’s word, which it sounds like you’re doing, which is great, that God will continue to restore you and bless you as his daughter as well.

Speaker 1

Jay or Wendy, any other thoughts?

Speaker 2

We did have a question here from Joy that is related to this, which is the one who anointed yeshua with the perfume. Is that two Lazarus? Sister Miriam.

Speaker 1

So my understanding is that is Mary Magdalene, if I’m not mistaken. But my understanding is that was actually Mary Magdalene because she had been grateful for how much she had been forgiven. But I think that could be up for debate.

Speaker 3

Yeah, I think that’s right. And then I think the tradition has it like rename the story of where Jesus rode in the sand to save the woman that was caught in act of committing adultery. I think a lot of people say tradition has it, it’s a long tradition goes back that was Mary of Magdoma.

Speaker 1

Yeah, I’ve heard that as a tradition as well. I don’t think that’s specified exactly in the Bible, but I think yeah, that’s the kind of the tradition.

Speaker 3

Actually I didn’t realize there was that many marries myself.

Speaker 1

Yeah, there’s a lot. There’s quite a few. I remember when I was a little kid reading the Bible and I was like, wait, Mary, I thought Mary had Jesus. How is Mary this friend of Jesus said she’s a sister of this. And so I was like, oh, there’s more than one Mary. And I had to realize that the same with Judes. In the Bible there’s a bunch of Joshua, there’s more than one Daniel, there’s more than one all sorts of people, there’s a lot of different names that are in the Bible.

Speaker 3

We don’t even know which Jude wrote Jude.

Speaker 2

Wow.

Speaker 1

Yeah, exactly. So it can be confusing. I remember one time there was, I think John, there’s a bunch of Johns. I forget there was somebody in Old Testament name. Was it like Zeb? I’m forgetting. Anyway, but there was like twelve of them. There could be a lot and you have to be careful to differentiate to make sure you know which one because there’s more than one Judas. And so there’s Judith, a Scariot, which is very different from the other Judas, who is not the betrayer of Jesus. So yeah, you need to make sure we keep them differentiated in your mind as to who these characters are in the bible. Yeah.

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