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Mary, Mother of Jesus
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I. Letters of Paul – II. Mark – III. Matthew – IV. Luke and Acts – V. John

Mary the mother of Jesus shares the commonest woman's given name in the Second Temple period with seven (or eight; see II below) other women in the New Testament (Ilan; Miriam, Mary Magdalene, Mary and Martha). The Gospels paint differing pictures of Mary (Mary, Representations of) and reflect differing historical traditions.

I. Letters of Paul

Jesus' birth (“having-become”) from a woman …

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Kitzberger, Ingrid Rosa, “Mary, Mother of Jesus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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