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 …