Skip to comments.Vase discovery linked to Mary Magdalene
Posted on 12/10/2008 1:23:21 PM PST by BGHater
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What’s the story behind your posting of Nick Pisa’s mom is a skank? I failed to see a connection to the story, though I did chuckle over it. Thanks in advance.
Mary Magdalene was NEVER described in the Bible as a prostitute.
... 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.
If they were unopened they weren't the ones she used. She broke hers open and poured out the perfumed ointment.
No, but she was part of the Magdala Underground. They were notorious for an indiscriminate rash of balmings.
He said “they could be SIMILAR to those used by Mary Magdalene in the Gospels to anoint the feet of Christ.”
That may be what the author MEANT, but what here is what he SAID, to quote the first sentence of the article:
Archaeologists have discovered vases of perfumed ointment which may have been used by Mary Magdalene to anoint the feet of Jesus.
Distilled oil of spikenard from India and elsewhere in the east has been known and used as a perfume for thousands of years. Spikenard was traditionally kept in alabaster jars, iirc.
I bought some to see what it smelled like. It has an initial musty smell that is unpleasant, which disappears in a few minutes and leaves behind an exquisitely beautiful, heavenly fragrance. I love the stuff.
Agree but that is not what the priest is saying and his people are the ones who discovered the jars. The press will do anything to make a story. BTW I was at this place. The one thing that amazed me was how people lived so close together and how small their houses were. Homes were about the size of a closet. Years ago when I was a kid I read about the various towns Capernum etc in the bible. I pictured those towns about the size of a small town in the U.S. with maybe a couple of thousands of people living there. Actually Capernum could fit in my backyard.
Also, don’t they think there was more than one Mary from Magdalene?
“Oh my, we found a vase with the name “Mary” on it! We’re in Magdalena. This has to be the oil that was used to annoint Jesus’ feet! We’re rich!”
Deliberately misleading headline.
The vials in question may have a link to her hometown .
“They were notorious for an indiscriminate rash of balmings.”
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...and just last week, I found a piece of Black Hills limestone that may have been thrown at a pesky coyote by General Custer.
"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.
Well, the rock is similar to one perhaps thrown at something by somebody in Custer's 1874 Expedition, during which it is known that at some point Custer threw something, even if just a fit.
Journalists! Bah; HUMBUG!
I H.A.T.E. misleading, sensatioanlist, bait & switch titles & lead sentences.
“nor is there proof that she was a prostitute.”
Obviously written by the Opus Dei.
who is this Pisa person?
> She is also described as a prostitute...
Mary Magdalene is never described as a prostitute in the Bible.
I don’t know what smells worse, this article or the rotten contents in the jars they found.
They don’t have anything connecting these jars to her.
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It’s like saying “You’re from Amerika... do you know Britney Spears?”
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