Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Category: Early Church Women

Salome in Gospels

Salome: Follower of Jesus and Myrrh Bearer

Salome was a devoted follower of Jesus. She was a witness of his crucifixion, and of the empty tomb when she went to brought spices to anoint Jesus’s body. Salome is mentioned only in Mark’s Gospel, but many more times in other early church documents.

Salome was one of several women known as myrrh bearers, but her identity is often confused with other such women. Who was she?

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Marcella early church

Marcella of Rome: Academic and Ascetic

Marcella of Rome (325–410), friend of Jerome, dedicated herself and her considerable talents and resources to serving the church and helping the poor. Here’s some information about this remarkable woman.

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