Martna and Mary of Bethany (fl. early lst c. CE)

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Martna and Mary of Bethany (fl. early lst c. ce)

Biblical women. Name variations: Sisters of Bethany; some think Mary fo Bethany and Mary Magdalene are one and the same. Flourished in the early l st century ce; sisters of Lazarus.

Followers of Jesus who frequently used the sisters' home in Bethany as a retreat; when Lazarus died, went into a deep grief; four days later, admonished Jesus for not coming sooner to help him (Jesus then brought Lazarus back to life).

See also Women in Would History.

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