In the 3rd century BCE, Pharaoh Ptolemy II Philadelphus caused the sacred texts of the Hebrews to be translated into Greek for the Library at Alexandria. Unaccountably, the translators rendered (QDS)-- Qedeshah, meaning holy woman or woman-set-apart, as “prostitute” and not “priestess.” This practice continued when the Old and New Testaments of Christianity were translated into Latin and other modern languages.

Which begs the question, who was Mary Magdalene really?

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