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Matthew 27:56

    Matthew 27:56 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedees children.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

    Webster's Revision

    among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

    World English Bible

    Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 27:56

    Mary Magdalene - She probably had her name from Magdala, a village or district in Lower Galilee. See Matthew 15:39. Some think she was called Magdalene from מגדלא magdala, which signifies a plaiter of hair. See Lightfoot.

    Mary the mother of James - She was mother of him called James the lesser, or junior, who was son of Alpheus or Cleopas - see Matthew 10:3; Mark 15:40; John 19:25; and she was sister to the holy virgin. Thus it appears that there were four remarkable Marys mentioned in the Gospels.

    1. Mary the Virgin, wife of Joseph.

    2. Mary Salome, her sister, wife of Cleopas, John 19:25.

    3. Mary Magdalene, or Mary of Magdala; and,

    4. Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, John 11:1.

    Though Baronius asserts, and Lightfoot is of the same opinion, that Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, was one and the same person. It is difficult to ascertain and distinguish these women where their names occur in the Gospels, so many being called by the name of Mary.

    Joses - Several MSS. and versions read Joseph.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 27:56

    Mary Magdalene - Mary of Magdala. She had a special cause of attachment to the Saviour, having been relieved by him of a most dreadful calamity and restored to her right mind, after being possessed by seven devils. See the notes at Luke 8:2.

    And the mother of Zebedee's children - That is, of James and John, Matthew 10:2. Her name was Salome, Mark 15:40.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 27:56

    27:56 James - The less: he was so called, to distinguish him from the other James, the brother of John; probably because he was less in stature.