Mary Magdalene A woman in the New Testament who became a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. Magdalene refers to Magdala, the place from which this Mary came. It is located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. She was near the cross, Matt. 27:56 (Mark 15:40; John 19:25). She was at Christ’s burial, Matt. 27:61 (Mark 15:47). She was at the tomb in the morning of the resurrection, Matt. 28:1 (Mark 16:1; Luke 24:10; John 20:1, 11). Jesus appeared first to her after his resurrection, Mark 16:9 (John 20:14–18). Seven devils went out of her, Luke 8:2.