This paper makes a case for the Galilean women of Luke 8:1–3 as a paradigm of Christian discipleship. The summary passage, 8:1–3, is interpreted in relation to two accounts that frame it—the story of the unnamed woman at the house of Simon the Pharisee (7:36–50) and the Parable of the Sower (8:4–8)—and to the death and resurrection narrative (22–24). From an analysis of these passages, the women will be shown as epitomizing the meaning of discipleship.
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