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by Wayne Blank
"Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James"
Joanna was apparently one of those many men and women who had been miraculously healed of various "evil spirits and infirmities" and thereafter became Believers:
"And it came to pass afterward, that He went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the Kingdom of God [see The Gospel of The Kingdom of God]: and the twelve were with Him."
"Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre [see The Sepulchre Of Christ], bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus."
Fact Finder: "Anna" is a Greek form of a Hebrew name which means grace, or favor. Along with Joanna, other women of Bible History had variations of the name, e.g. Susanna. The term "hosanna" is also based upon a similar Hebrew meaning. How was "hosanna" originally used, and what did it mean?