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Beverly R. Gaventa in Biography: Mary of Nazareth

Biography: Mary of Nazareth

1996 NR

After becoming engaged to Joseph of Nazareth and giving birth to Jesus Christ at the tender age of 13, the virginal Mary is subsequently rarely mentioned in the Bible's gospels. By talking to experts and leading historians, this installment of A&E's popular "Biography" series uncovers little-known details about Jesus' mother -- a woman some believe served as the founder of the Jerusalem church in the wake of her son's crucifixion.