Was Mary Magdalene the one who anointed Jesus?
Although all four Gospels contain stories of women who anoint Jesus (see Mark 14:3-9; Matthew 26:6-13), none of them is identified as Mary Magdalene.
Who is the woman with the alabaster jar?
Mary of Bethany is the unnamed woman with the alabaster jar in Matthew and Mark, and she IS named in John. Mary Magdalene MIGHT be the unnamed woman in Luke, but maybe not. After all, Jesus was forgiving the woman’s sins, not expelling her demons (which is what Mark and Luke said He did for Mary Magdalene).
What does the woman with the alabaster jar teach us?
The woman with the alabaster jar reminds us that we are only serving one person, it doesn’t matter what the world says, what the critics say, or who else is in the room. We are called to worship our King and do His work.
Are Mary Magdalene and the Virgin Mary the same?
Mary was, by far, the most common Jewish given name for females during the first century, so it was necessary for the authors of the gospels to call her Magdalene in order to distinguish her from the other women named Mary who followed Jesus.
What does Alabaster symbolize?
Alabaster symbolize purity, the whiter the stone the better. Encourages feelings of peace and calmness and can be used to combat stress, heal arguments or calm an angry household. A protective stone, especially for babies, children and anyone innocent at heart.