Are names such as Mary Magdalene used in the Bible factual?


#1

I believe I heard on Catholic radio that her name was made up. Although her existance was known, there was not a recorded name for her and other biblical figures. Is this true?


#2

Dear Pauline,

Yes, that seems to be the case. Here is what the Original Catholic Encyclopedia has to say about it: [LIST]
*]Mary Magdalen[/LIST]
Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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