Who were the women and disciples that were present to witness Jesus being crucified?
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The following passages in the Gospels identify Jesus' followers who were present at the crucifixion (either before or after Jesus' death): Matthew 27:55-61 ("Many women" who had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for His needs (verse 55), including Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph (also referred to in verse 61 as "the other Mary"), and the mother of the sons of Zebedee (James and John). Also, Joseph of Arimathea (verses 57-60)) Mark 15:40-47 ("Some women" (verse 40), among whom were Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and Mary Magdalene (who are both specifically mentioned in verses 40 and 47) and Salome (commonly attributed to be "the mother of the sons of Zebedee" mentioned in Matthew 27:56. Verse 41 also mentions "many other women" who had come up (from Galilee) to Jerusalem with Jesus. Also Joseph of Arimathea (verses 43-46)) Luke 23:49-55 (All the [unnamed] people who knew Jesus, including the [unnamed] women who had followed him from Galilee (verses 49 and 55), and Joseph of Arimathea) John 19:25-27 (Mary, the mother of Jesus; Mary's sister (commonly regarded as actually being her sister-in-law (i.e., Joseph's sister)), who was also named Mary, and who was the wife of Clopas or Cleophas and the mother of James and Joseph (as noted in Matthew and Mark); Mary Magdalene; and John the apostle (i.e., "the disciple whom Jesus loved")) John 19:38-42 (Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus) So, there were a total of seven individuals specified by name or description, as well as an unknown number of unnamed others (including multiple women).
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