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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mary  \Mar"y\,  n. 
  Marrow.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mary  \Ma"ry\,  interj. 
  See  {Marry}.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  mother  of  Jesus;  Christians  refer  to  her  as  the  Virgin 
  Mary;  she  is  especially  honored  by  Roman  Catholics  [syn: 
  {Mary},  {Virgin  Mary},  {the  Virgin},  {Madonna}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    An  extensible,  machine-oriented  superset  of 
  {ALGOL68}  developed  by  Mark  Rain. 
  Mary  is  maintained  (and  used)  by  {Kvatro  Telecom  AS}. 
  Although  dated,  it  still  offers  a  nice  strongly  typed  {3GL} 
  with  {macros}  but  without  most  of  {C}'s  flaws. 
  It  runs  on  {SPARC}  and  {x86}  computers. 
  Hidden  on  the  back  cover  of  the  manual:  MARY  HAD  A  LITTLE  LAMB 
  ["Mary  Programmer's  Reference  Manual",  M.  Rain  et  al  R  Unit, 
  Trondheim  Norway,  1974]. 
  ["Operator  Expressions  in  Mary",  M.  Rain,  SIGPLAN  Notices 
  8(1),  Jan  1973]. 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Hebrew  Miriam.  (1.)  The  wife  of  Joseph,  the  mother  of  Jesus, 
  called  the  "Virgin  Mary,"  though  never  so  designated  in 
  Scripture  (Matt.  2:11;  Acts  1:14).  Little  is  known  of  her 
  personal  history.  Her  genealogy  is  given  in  Luke  3.  She  was  of 
  the  tribe  of  Judah  and  the  lineage  of  David  (Ps.  132:11;  Luke 
  1:32).  She  was  connected  by  marriage  with  Elisabeth,  who  was  of 
  the  lineage  of  Aaron  (Luke  1:36). 
  While  she  resided  at  Nazareth  with  her  parents,  before  she 
  became  the  wife  of  Joseph,  the  angel  Gabriel  announced  to  her 
  that  she  was  to  be  the  mother  of  the  promised  Messiah  (Luke 
  1:35).  After  this  she  went  to  visit  her  cousin  Elisabeth,  who 
  was  living  with  her  husband  Zacharias  (probably  at  Juttah,  Josh. 
  15:55;  21:16,  in  the  neighbourhood  of  Maon),  at  a  considerable 
  distance,  about  100  miles,  from  Nazareth.  Immediately  on 
  entering  the  house  she  was  saluted  by  Elisabeth  as  the  mother  of 
  her  Lord,  and  then  forthwith  gave  utterance  to  her  hymn  of 
  thanksgiving  (Luke  1:46-56;  comp.  1  Sam.  2:1-10).  After  three 
  months  Mary  returned  to  Nazareth  to  her  own  home.  Joseph  was 
  supernaturally  made  aware  (Matt.  1:18-25)  of  her  condition,  and 
  took  her  to  his  own  home.  Soon  after  this  the  decree  of  Augustus 
  (Luke  2:1)  required  that  they  should  proceed  to  Bethlehem  (Micah 
  5:2),  some  80  or  90  miles  from  Nazareth;  and  while  they  were 
  there  they  found  shelter  in  the  inn  or  khan  provided  for 
  strangers  (Luke  2:6,  7).  But  as  the  inn  was  crowded,  Mary  had  to 
  retire  to  a  place  among  the  cattle,  and  there  she  brought  forth 
  her  son,  who  was  called  Jesus  (Matt.  1:21),  because  he  was  to 
  save  his  people  from  their  sins.  This  was  followed  by  the 
  presentation  in  the  temple,  the  flight  into  Egypt,  and  their 
  return  in  the  following  year  and  residence  at  Nazareth  (Matt. 
  2).  There  for  thirty  years  Mary,  the  wife  of  Joseph  the 
  carpenter,  resides,  filling  her  own  humble  sphere,  and  pondering 
  over  the  strange  things  that  had  happened  to  her  During  these 
  years  only  one  event  in  the  history  of  Jesus  is  recorded,  viz., 
  his  going  up  to  Jerusalem  when  twelve  years  of  age,  and  his 
  being  found  among  the  doctors  in  the  temple  (Luke  2:41-52). 
  Probably  also  during  this  period  Joseph  died,  for  he  is  not 
  again  mentioned. 
  After  the  commencement  of  our  Lord's  public  ministry  little 
  notice  is  taken  of  Mary.  She  was  present  at  the  marriage  in 
  Cana.  A  year  and  a  half  after  this  we  find  her  at  Capernaum 
  (Matt.  12:46,  48,  49),  where  Christ  uttered  the  memorable  words 
  "Who  is  my  mother?  and  who  are  my  brethren?  And  he  stretched 
  forth  his  hand  toward  his  disciples,  and  said  Behold  my  mother 
  and  my  brethren!"  The  next  time  we  find  her  is  at  the  cross 
  along  with  her  sister  Mary,  and  Mary  Magdalene,  and  Salome,  and 
  other  women  (John  19:26).  From  that  hour  John  took  her  to  his 
  own  abode.  She  was  with  the  little  company  in  the  upper  room 
  after  the  Ascension  (Acts  1:14).  From  this  time  she  wholly 
  disappears  from  public  notice.  The  time  and  manner  of  her  death 
  are  unknown. 
  (2.)  Mary  Magdalene,  i.e.,  Mary  of  Magdala,  a  town  on  the 
  western  shore  of  the  Lake  of  Tiberias.  She  is  for  the  first  time 
  noticed  in  Luke  8:3  as  one  of  the  women  who  "ministered  to 
  Christ  of  their  substance."  Their  motive  was  that  of  gratitude 
  for  deliverances  he  had  wrought  for  them  Out  of  Mary  were  cast 
  seven  demons.  Gratitude  to  her  great  Deliverer  prompted  her  to 
  become  his  follower.  These  women  accompanied  him  also  on  his 
  last  journey  to  Jerusalem  (Matt.  27:55;  Mark  15:41;  Luke  23:55). 
  They  stood  near  the  cross.  There  Mary  remained  till  all  was 
  over  and  the  body  was  taken  down  and  laid  in  Joseph's  tomb. 
  Again  in  the  earliest  dawn  of  the  first  day  of  the  week  she 
  with  Salome  and  Mary  the  mother  of  James  (Matt.  28:1;  Mark 
  16:2),  came  to  the  sepulchre,  bringing  with  them  sweet  spices, 
  that  they  might  anoint  the  body  of  Jesus.  They  found  the 
  sepulchre  empty,  but  saw  the  "vision  of  angels"  (Matt.  28:5). 
  She  hastens  to  tell  Peter  and  John,  who  were  probably  living 
  together  at  this  time  (John  20:1,  2),  and  again  immediately 
  returns  to  the  sepulchre.  There  she  lingers  thoughtfully, 
  weeping  at  the  door  of  the  tomb.  The  risen  Lord  appears  to  her 
  but  at  first  she  knows  him  not  His  utterance  of  her  name  Mary" 
  recalls  her  to  consciousness,  and  she  utters  the  joyful, 
  reverent  cry,  "Rabboni."  She  would  fain  cling  to  him  but  he 
  forbids  her  saying,  "Touch  me  not  for  I  am  not  yet  ascended  to 
  my  Father."  This  is  the  last  record  regarding  Mary  of  Magdala, 
  who  now  returned  to  Jerusalem.  The  idea  that  this  Mary  was  "the 
  woman  who  was  a  sinner,"  or  that  she  was  unchaste,  is  altogether 
  (3.)  Mary  the  sister  of  Lazarus  is  brought  to  our  notice  in 
  connection  with  the  visits  of  our  Lord  to  Bethany.  She  is 
  contrasted  with  her  sister  Martha,  who  was  "cumbered  about  many 
  things"  while  Jesus  was  their  guest,  while  Mary  had  chosen  "the 
  good  part."  Her  character  also  appears  in  connection  with  the 
  death  of  her  brother  (John  11:20,31,33).  On  the  occasion  of  our 
  Lord's  last  visit  to  Bethany,  Mary  brought  "a  pound  of  ointment 
  of  spikenard,  very  costly,  and  anointed  the  feet  of  Jesus"  as  he 
  reclined  at  table  in  the  house  of  one  Simon,  who  had  been  a 
  leper  (Matt.  26:6;  Mark  14:3;  John  12:2,3).  This  was  an  evidence 
  of  her  overflowing  love  to  the  Lord.  Nothing  is  known  of  her 
  subsequent  history.  It  would  appear  from  this  act  of  Mary's,  and 
  from  the  circumstance  that  they  possessed  a  family  vault 
  (11:38),  and  that  a  large  number  of  Jews  from  Jerusalem  came  to 
  condole  with  them  on  the  death  of  Lazarus  (11:19),  that  this 
  family  at  Bethany  belonged  to  the  wealthier  class  of  the  people. 
  (See  {MARTHA}.) 
  (4.)  Mary  the  wife  of  Cleopas  is  mentioned  (John  19:25)  as 
  standing  at  the  cross  in  company  with  Mary  of  Magdala  and  Mary 
  the  mother  of  Jesus.  By  comparing  Matt.  27:56  and  Mark  15:40,  we 
  find  that  this  Mary  and  "Mary  the  mother  of  James  the  little" 
  are  on  and  the  same  person,  and  that  she  was  the  sister  of  our 
  Lord's  mother.  She  was  that  "other  Mary"  who  was  present  with 
  Mary  of  Magdala  at  the  burial  of  our  Lord  (Matt.  27:61;  Mark 
  15:47);  and  she  was  one  of  those  who  went  early  in  the  morning 
  of  the  first  day  of  the  week  to  anoint  the  body,  and  thus  became 
  one  of  the  first  witnesses  of  the  resurrection  (Matt.  28:1;  Mark 
  16:1;  Luke  24:1). 
  (5.)  Mary  the  mother  of  John  Mark  was  one  of  the  earliest  of 
  our  Lord's  disciples.  She  was  the  sister  of  Barnabas  (Col. 
  4:10),  and  joined  with  him  in  disposing  of  their  land  and  giving 
  the  proceeds  of  the  sale  into  the  treasury  of  the  Church  (Acts 
  4:37;  12:12).  Her  house  in  Jerusalem  was  the  common 
  meeting-place  for  the  disciples  there 
  (6.)  A  Christian  at  Rome  who  treated  Paul  with  special 
  kindness  (Rom.  16:6). 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Mary,  same  as  Miriam 

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