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