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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It would probably work better to figure out the components and recreat it.
I guess they mean she may have used that KIND of perfume (like the noxema comment). But they wrapped it in the kind of propagandistic, drive-by double talk that we’ve all grown to know and detest.
It reminds me of when you see a frontier cabin and it’s about 10X10 for the whole family. But I’ve lived in a small apartment, where the weather is warm. You simply don’t spend that much time indoors.
I’ll give the doubletalker the benefit of the doubt on one thing. There was a discovery, he wanted to publicize it. To get it publicized he felt he had to tie it to something people would care about. OK, I accept that. It was still doubletalk and nonsense.
That’s like when they found the ossuary in Jerusalem that said James bar Joseph. That was a pretty long stretch, but it was better than this.
I read once that at that time something like half the women in Judea and Samaria were named either Miriam or Salome. For a current comparison, think Jennifer and Ashley. We won’t even consider Taylor and Brooke.
Many can believe it all they want, but it isn't supportable by the texts.
I’m sure someone will try that. It will be interesting to see if olfactory tastes have changed much over the years.
She is nowhere in the bible described as a prostitute. That is purely a supposition born of wishful thinking.
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