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If Mary Magdalene was his mother, why wasn't his name Jesus Magdalene?

My DH just asked me this question, LoL!

Its a good question, though.


Asked by sugahmamma at 3:40 PM on Dec. 22, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (18)
  • There were actually three Mary's - Mary, Jesus mother; Mary Magdalene; and Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus.

    Answer by missanc at 8:45 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Magdalene wasn't his mother, she's a different Mary. Jewish people had names and were referred to by where they were from or who their family was like Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus son or Joseph.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 3:44 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Mary Magdalene wasn't his mother.

    Answer by ria7 at 3:45 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • LOL...different Mary. I don't think his mother's last name is known. Mary Magdalene was one of his disciples, and possibly his 'companion' according to some texts.

    Answer by pam19 at 4:07 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • You're getting your Marys mixed up here!

    Answer by Freela at 4:16 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Above poster is correct
    There are two different marys in the bible .

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 3:46 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Most people in that region didn't have surnames. They might have identified themselves by their entire lineage or where they came from - Magdalene wasn't actually her surname - it was where she was from, similar to calling someone Snookie New Jersian. If he did take a surname, it would've been related to what town he was born in or his father's name, not his mothers. (and yes, it's also a different Mary).

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:23 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I don't need to say it again, because everyone else already said it but Mary Magdalene wasn't Jesus' mother, she was a different Mary :-) Also, Christ wasn't Jesus' last name, it is a title, Christ means "anointed one" basically calling him the messiah.


    Answer by Armonia at 4:32 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Yes, what NP said too, it wasn't so much Mary Magdalene, as it was Mary of Jesus would have been Jesus (of) Nazareth.


    Answer by Armonia at 4:35 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • The Magdalene wasn't his mother--she was his wife.

    Answer by witchqueen at 5:22 PM on Dec. 22, 2010