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  1. Mary of Bethany is a biblical figure mentioned only by name in the Gospel of John in the Christian New Testament. Together with her siblings Lazarus and Martha, she is described by John as living in the village of Bethany, a small village in Judaea to the south of the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem. Medieval Western Christianity identified Mary of Bethany with Mary Magdalene and with the sinful woman of Luke 7:36–50, very common for that time period. This influenced the Roman Rite liturgy ...

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  2. Jan 04, 2022 · Answer. Mary of Bethany is one of the most beautiful characters in all of Scripture, and we can learn valuable lessons from studying her life. Mary was the sister of Martha, and her brother was Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead. We see Mary three different times in the Bible, beginning with the incident in the home of her sister, Martha ( Luke 10:38-42 ), where Jesus, and presumably the disciples who travelled with Him, were being entertained.

  3. Nov 10, 2014 · Mary of Bethany was a woman unafraid of expressing her love, determined to seek the heart of God—a prophetess whose gesture speaks eloquently even from a distance of two thousand years. Her Promise The Old Testament Passover lamb was only a shadow of what was to come.

  4. Jul 12, 2007 · In their travels, Jesus and his disciples arrived at the little village of Bethany, about two miles outside Jerusalem. There a woman named Martha opened her home to him. Martha had a sister, Mary, and a brother, Lazarus. The scene is familiar, even today.

  5. Nov 01, 2021 · Mary of Bethany is the Rosa Parks of her day as she refuses to be seated in the back, instead taking a seat up front at Jesus’ feet. Jesus promised that the place of discipleship would not be taken away from Mary. Never Doubt Jesus. We next read, in the gospel of John, about Mary of Bethany and her sister Martha.

  6. Mary of Bethany is a woman who demonstrated great faith in and love for Jesus. She is best known for sitting at Jesus' feet ( Luke 10:38–42 ), her interaction with Jesus when her brother Lazarus had died ( John 11 ), and anointing Jesus with expensive perfume before His death on the cross ( John 12:1–8 ). There was obviously a close friendship among Mary, her brother Lazarus, her sister Martha, and Jesus.

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