Women Witnesses To The Crucifixion

I find it interesting that the disciples fled the scene when Jesus was arrested, and only the women kept close enough to Jesus to see the crucifixion of Jesus Christ!

Mark 15: 40-41 (NIV)
40 Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph, and Salome. 41 In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there.

Mary Magdalene was there but we must be clear on a couple issues; The scriptures do indicate that she was a strong follower of Jesus however she was NOT married to Him! Jesus cast seven demons from her, which undoubtedly would add to her faith in Him.

Luke 8: 1-2 (NIV)
After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out;

She has also in some publications been accused of being a prostitute, but this accusation has no scriptural merit.

Women played a significant part in the reporting of Christ’s crucifixion. The status of women to the Jews was less than favorable, so it is a testament to the scriptures of the genuineness of the writings. If the scripture were to have been “made up” the scribes would certainly have made the reporters out to be men.

God Bless
Brian Mason