The Woman with the Alabaster Jar

The Woman with the Alabaster Jar

that he was anointed by the woman with the alabaster jar. The story of the anointing of Jesus by the woman in Bethany is one of the most important events recorded in the New Testament Gospels. It must be extremely significant, ...

Author: Margaret Starbird

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781591438120

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Margaret Starbird’s theological beliefs were profoundly shaken when she read Holy Blood, Holy Grail, a book that dared to suggest that Jesus Christ was married to Mary Magdalen and that their descendants carried on his holy bloodline in Western Europe. Shocked by such heresy, this Roman Catholic scholar set out to refute it, but instead found new and compelling evidence for the existence of the bride of Jesus--the same enigmatic woman who anointed him with precious unguent from her “alabaster jar.” In this provocative book, Starbird draws her conclusions from an extensive study of history, heraldry, symbolism, medieval art, mythology, psychology, and the Bible itself. The Woman with the Alabaster Jar is a quest for the forgotten feminine--in the hope that its return will help restore a healthy balance to planet Earth.
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The Meaning of Mary Magdalene

The Meaning of Mary Magdalene

Woman. with. the. alabaster. Jar. 8 8 8 8 8 So how did we get there? From apostle to penitent whore? If it's not in scripture, how did it become such a fixed datum of our tradition? To dig into that question, we have to look at one ...

Author: Cynthia Bourgeault

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834822601

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Mary Magdalene is one of the most influential symbols in the history of Christianity—yet, if you look in the Bible, you’ll find only a handful of verses that speak of her. How did she become such a compelling saint in the face of such paltry evidence? In her effort to answer that question, Cynthia Bourgeault examines the Bible, church tradition, art, legend, and newly discovered texts to see what’s there. She then applies her own reasoning and intuition, informed by the wisdom of the ages-old Christian contemplative tradition. What emerges is a radical view of Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s most important disciple, the one he considered to understand his teaching best. That teaching was characterized by a nondualistic approach to the world and by a deep understanding of the value of the feminine. Cynthia shows how an understanding of Mary Magdalene can revitalize contemporary Christianity, how Christians and others can, through her, find their way to Jesus’s original teachings and apply them to their modern lives.
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A Rabbinic Commentary on the New Testament

A Rabbinic Commentary on the New Testament

Mark 14.3 -9 3 And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper , as he sat at table , a woman came with an alabaster jar of ointment of pure nard , very costly , and she broke the jar and poured it over his head .

Author: Samuel Tobias Lachs

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 0881250899

Category: Religion

Page: 508

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Categories: Religion

Women in the New Testament

Women in the New Testament

Mark 14 : 3-9 3When he was in Bethany reclining at table in the house of Simon the leper , a woman came with an alabaster jar of perfumed oil , costly genuine spikenard . She broke the alabaster jar and poured it on his head .

Author: Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814625460

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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Much of the history of women, in religion as in other fields, is lost because it was overlooked or considered unimportant. It is therefore surprising that so many fragments of women?s stories survive in the New Testament texts, which were composed by men. Why did they include so many references to women and why are women, as a group, treated so positively by the male New Testament writers? Women in the New Testament shows how the stories of women are an integral part of the Gospel and its meaning for us. It also conveys how we can respond to the challenge these women represent, whether we are men trying to understand or women trying to find our voices within the tradition of faith found in the New Testament. Chapter one discusses three women of expectant faith. Chapters two and three deal with women who are changed by Jesus. Chapter four focuses on New Testament women of influence. Chapters five and six show how women disciples spread and gave shape to the gospel message. Chapters are ?Women of Expectant Faith,? ?Women Changed by Jesus,? ?More Women Changed by Jesus,? ?Women of Prominence,? ?Women and Discipleship,? and ?More Women and Discipleship.??. . . sets out a grand buffet of interesting material for preachers, reflective readers, and discussion groups.? Emmanuel?This book shows how the stories of women are an integral part of the gospel and its meaning for us.? Bookviews". . . captures the spirit of Jesus' extraordinary treatment of women without compromising the reality that men authored such narratives. . . . In essence, her writing provides many meritorious points that will enhance our appreciation of both the struggle and status of women within the New Testament." Judith Schubert, R.S.M. Professor of Religious Studies Georgian Court College". . . a thorough presentation of the great gift women have been to the church since its origin. Her style is intelligent and reflective at the same time. The stories of women that she tells and her insights and interpretations are always woven through the central character of Jesus. By the end of the book, the reader, woman or man, will feel surrounded by 'this great cloud of witnesses' who shaped the foundation of the church." Maureen Crossen, R.S.M. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania". . . a feast for contemporary readers of women's stories from the Gospels, Acts and Letters. . . . Mary Ann liberates us from being content to leave the stories in first century tradition to the radical challenge of becoming the stories in Christian living." Mary Margaret Pazdan, O.P. Professor of Biblical Studies Aquinas Institute of Theology?This wonderful book will assist readers of all ages, male as well as female, in their reading and their appreciation of these biblical figures. Each reader will come away greatly enriched by Getty-Sullivan?s competent presentation.? Catholic Library World
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Prayer in Nursing

Prayer in Nursing

The woman with the alabaster jar is described by all four evangelists as being greatly loved and honored by the Lord for ... Matthew relates how , when Jesus was at Bethany , a woman poured an alabaster jar of costly perfume on his head ...

Author: Mary Elizabeth O'Brien

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763722391

Category: Medical

Page: 180

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Prayer in Nursing: The Spirituality of Compassionate Caregiving examines the role of prayer in the life of a nurse from a variety of perspectives, including: the history of prayer in nursing, the importance of prayer in contemporary caregiving, caring nurse-patient relationships, and the connection between prayer and a healing ministry. To encourage the practice of prayer, each chapter begins with a meditation and ends with a prayer reflective of a nurse's spirituality.
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Magdalene s Lost Legacy

Magdalene s Lost Legacy

In 1990 when I submitted the manuscript of my first book , The Woman with the Alabaster Jar , the editors decided that a chapter dealing with the symbolic numbers encoded in the Apocalypse of John ( the Book of Revelation ) was not ...

Author: Margaret Starbird

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 1591430127

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 178

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Using New Testament gematria, symbolic number values encoded in the Greek phrases, the author reveals that the sacred couple was one of the essential pillars of early Christian teachings, before being denied by the architects of institutional Christianity and obscured by later Church doctrine.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Sustainable Alternatives for Poverty Reduction and Eco Justice

Sustainable Alternatives for Poverty Reduction and Eco Justice

The Woman with the Alabaster Jar is one. 2.2 The Woman with the Alabaster Jar The story of the Woman with the Alabaster Jar appears in all four Gospels. Until 1969, Roman Catholic tradition taught that this Woman was Mary Magdalene.

Author: Lucas Andrianos

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443870252

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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This book presents edited and revised versions of most of the papers presented at the First International Conference on Sustainable Alternatives for Poverty Reduction and Ecological Justice in 2012 (SAPREJ-12). The selected papers are classified into six thematic sections: Biodiversity and ecological crisis; Sustainability, religion and ethics; Climate change, eco-justice and health; Poverty, financial crisis and human rights; Green economy and food security; and Global crisis and case studies. SAPREJ-12 is a new initiative in sustainability development, and its methodological concept has opened new opportunities for analysis and criticism of the discipline. This book provides a useful perspective to evaluate the current state of the art and the diversity of the approaches adopted in analysing poverty eradication and sustainable development.
Categories: Social Science

The Parables of Jesus

The Parables of Jesus

These include the clauses “ [ she ] brought an alabaster jar flask of ointment ” ( 7:37 ) , “ and ( she ) anointed them ... but of a penitent woman who entered a Pharisee's house where Jesus was reclining for a meal , wept at his feet ...

Author: Arland J. Hultgren

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 080286077X

Category: Religion

Page: 556

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Outlines the parables of Jesus and discusses how each of the parables can be taught and preached.
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Playing with God

Playing with God

She/he is holding something—it's a jar. How did I miss that? My daughter and I were both wrong—this wasn't Jesus and it wasn't the Virgin. This figurine was of “the woman and the alabaster jar” and reminded me of an Orthodox Icon of ...

Author: Ozzie Ostwalt

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512763973

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Playing with God is a meditation on finding God and developing spirituality through the everyday joys, heartaches, loves, and challenges that all human beings experience and endure. This series of reflections began with a Lenten discipline and grew into a year-long experiment wherein the author simply tried to pay attention to spiritual realities underlying mundane life. God is everywhere; spirituality infuses everything; the divine energy that defines God is with us always. These are among the truths the author wants to highlight through his reflections on developing spirituality through intentionality. During his spiritual quest, Ostwalt discovered that God was particularly accessible when he (the author) was at play—either with his family, through sports, through the arts, or even when at play with the family dog. Playing with God challenges the reader to learn to play with God by recognizing the divine that resides in our everyday activities.
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Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia

Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia

30: the deliberations of the chief priests concerning how to dispose of Jesus, the anointing of Jesus by the woman with the alabaster jar, Judas's agreement with the priests to betray Jesus, the preparations of Jesus and the disciples ...

Author: Felice Lifshitz

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823256891

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia, a groundbreaking study of the intellectual and monastic culture of the Main Valley during the eighth century, looks closely at a group of manuscripts associated with some of the best-known personalities of the European Middle Ages, including Boniface of Mainz and his “beloved,”abbess Leoba of Tauberbischofsheim. This is the first study of these “Anglo-Saxon missionaries to Germany” to delve into the details of their lives by studying the manuscripts that were produced in their scriptoria and used in their communities. The author explores how one group of religious women helped to shape the culture of medieval Europe through the texts they wrote and copied, as well as through their editorial interventions. Using compelling manuscript evidence, she argues that the content of the women’s books was overwhelmingly gender-egalitarian and frequently feminist (i.e., resistant to patriarchal ideas). This intriguing book provides unprecedented glimpses into the “feminist consciousness” of the women’s and mixed-sex communities that flourished in the early Middle Ages.
Categories: Religion