Skip to comments.Vase discovery linked to Mary Magdalene
Posted on 12/10/2008 1:23:21 PM PST by BGHater
Archaeologists have discovered vases of perfumed ointment which may have been used by Mary Magdalene to anoint the feet of Jesus.
The Italian team have been digging for several months at the ancient Palestinian town of Magdala from where Mary gets her name.
The archaeologists of the Franciscan academic society Studium Biblicum Franciscanum found the unopened vases dating to the first century AD conserved in mud at the bottom of a swimming pool in Magdala's thermal complex.
The town is on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee and Mary Magdalene is mentioned several times throughout the Bible.
Many believe that Mary Magdalene was the woman described in the Gospel of St Luke who anointed Jesus feet with oil and then wiped them with her tears and hair.
She is also described as a prostitute and is also present at the foot of the Cross when Jesus is crucified and was also the first witness to see Christ following his Resurrection.
Speaking of the discovery Father Stefano De Luca who is leading the dig, said: "The mud-filled condition of the site allowed us to find these truly extraordinary objects, which were intact and sealed and still contain greasy substances.
"We think these are balms and perfumes and if chemical analysis confirms this, they could be similar to those used by Mary Magdalene in the Gospels to anoint the feet of Christ.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Smell good ping.
No proof that she was the annointer nor is there proof that she was a prostitute.
Forgive me if I’m not seeing anything more than a hypothetical link. She *may* have used these bottles. She *may* have not have ever been in that location, too.
But it is untrue that Mary Magdalene is described in the Gospels as a 'prostitute'.
let me guess, there’s a note inside it telling the secret burial place of the body of her husband Jesus.
If these were unopened, then none of them is the one she opened and used. But, it is cool to have things discovered from that special time in human history.
Yep, they must the same ones ... someone's gonna have to re-write the Bible now, scientists are in agreement.
Mary may have anointed the feet of Jesus, though that is not certain, but she was not a prostitute. That comes from the fact that the story of the prostitute in Luke is so close to the mention of Mary.
Mary of Magdala has been defamed enough by that story. Particularly since the story of the prostitute was a later addition to the gospel of Luke.
The more people are different the more they are the same. I would bet a lot of $ these are tourist trinkets sold to pilgrims going to “Magdala”.
I found a 1930’s bottle in Georgia. FDR *may* have drank out of it.
That’s about big a stretch as what they are saying.
Mary Magdalen was an alien and those jars are full of alien food.
Yes but she had a green card.
It’s pretty hard to prove anything someone did from back then, even if it’s written down.
At least we might find out what perfumes smelled like so we can at least guess what the perfume might have been like at the time—what the stuff poured on Jesus feet smelled like.
Some say Mary M. was Jesus’s wife or GF. Could be—I don’t think Jesus was gay.
I bet they don’t smell as good as they did when they were made.
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