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From: WJhonson <>
Subject: Re: Anna of Arimathea - who is HER husband?
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 16:17:31 -0700
<<In a message dated 09/14/07 10:50:15 Pacific Standard Time, writes:
With Epiphanius, writing centuries after the events described, one has
to fall back on the refrain, "What are his sources?">>
As I stated Epiphanius *may* have only known two sisters Mary and Salome. Anna as a sister may be the result of a corrupt textual descent. Epiphanius no place mentions all three sisters together, but three times he mentions Mary, twice Salome, and once this "Anna".
As to his sources, there is a reference to the "three Marys", called in one place his mother, his sister and his companion. Supposedly they were steadfastly with him from the beginning.
Salome of course is a well-known figure, just not as his sister in particular, although reading the text with that in mind, there is no contradiction that can be drawn.
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