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Who was Joanna mentioned in Luke 24:10?

Herod The Great

Herod The Great

She is only mentioned in Luke, in two verses. This is all the information there is on her.

Here is Smith’s Bible Dictionary entry for Joanna:
The name of a woman, occurring twice in (Luke 8:3; 24:10) but evidently denoting the same person, (A.D. 28-30.) In the first passage she is expressly stated to have been “wife of Chuza, steward of Herod,” that is, Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee.

The wife of Herod’s steward made her a person to be noticed, I’m sure. Perhaps she was mentioned the way a church today might point out the “wife of the governor’s secretary.”

Picture Reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herod_the_Great

 

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