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Luke 8:2


and also some women 1  who had been healed of evil spirits and disabilities: 2  Mary 3  (called Magdalene), from whom seven demons had gone out,


Mt 27:55,56; Mr 15:40,41; Mr 16:1; Mr 16:9; Lu 8:30; Lu 23:27; Joh 19:25; Ac 1:14

NET © Notes

sn There is an important respect shown to women in this text, as their contributions were often ignored in ancient society.

tn Or “illnesses.” The term ἀσθένεια (asqeneia) refers to the state of being ill and thus incapacitated in some way – “illness, disability, weakness.” (L&N 23.143).

sn This Mary is not the woman mentioned in the previous passage (as some church fathers claimed), because she is introduced as a new figure here. In addition, she is further specified by Luke with the notation called Magdalene, which seems to distinguish her from the woman at Simon the Pharisee’s house.

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