mmmmm. wikipedia and other sites and kokkinos tome on herods has martha, not miriam, wedding joshua ben gamala http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_daughter_of_Boethus. So, if i'm getting confused, so are others. This martha is seen to be sibling of eleazer and mariamme II. And, yes, i'm still fuddled about dates. IT is SO tantalizing to make mariamme II the gospels' magdalen, but, with her being born ca. 35 to 40 bce [you have her as cleopatra selene born in 40 bce] the time-frame would not allow her to be companion of jesus.
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