Mary Magdalene. one of several Mary's whose names are featured prominently in the New Testament. Many rumors have arisen about her over the years. She was alleged by some to be a penitent prostitute and by others as the wife of Jesus. These rumors have been debunked.
More authoritative sources indicate that Mary came from the town of Magdala, a town on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, and that Jesus expelled seven demons from her. She was a wealthy woman and helped to provide financial support for the ministry of Jesus and his disciples. She was a faithful disciple; when other disciples fled in fear, she remained at the foot of the cross, and after his death, she helped to prepare his body for burial.
Mary Magdalene has been called the Apostle to the Apostles, as she was the first to bear witness to them that Jesus had risen from the dead. According to Eastern tradition, she traveled to Rome after the Ascension and was admitted to Tiberius Caesar's court. Once there, she testified that Pilate had administered justice poorly at Jesus' trial. She also told Caesar that Jesus had risen from the dead. Caesar replied that a human being could no more rise from the dead than the egg in her hand could turn red. The egg immediately turned red.