Under the recorded names were other names, just as Macon Dead,' recorded for all time in some dusty file, hid from view the real names of people, places, and things. Names that had meaning. No wonder Pilate put hers in her ear. When you know your name, you should hang on to it, for unless it is noted down and remembered, it will die when you do. - Song of Solomon
Hagar- Sarah's Egyptian maid. God had promised Sarah and Abraham many children, however they remained childless. If the wife was childless, it was custom to permit the maid/slave to substitute as the wife. Hagar bore Abraham a son, Ishmael. When Sarah gave birth to her own child, she became jealous of Hagar, and forced Hagar and Ishmael to the desert. Hagar and Ishmael wandered in the desert and would have died from thirst, but God directed them toward a well. Genesis 16,21,25
Magdalene called Lena/Mary Magdalene- Jesus healed her of seven demons; these included physical, emotional, and moral problems. She was one of the group of women who gave money and provisions to Jesus and the disciple band, and she accompanied them on some of their preaching and healing tours. She witnessed the Crucifixion. Mary Magdalene was one of the first to meet Jesus after he rose from the dead. She was the first to know of the Resurrection. Matthew 27, 28 Mark 15,16 Luke 8,24 John 19,20
Pilate/Pontius Pilate- He was the Roman governor of Judea. The New Testament portrays him as generally weak and poor at making decisions. Jewish sources depict him as a strong figure of authority. Both sources, however, claim that he was unjustly hostile toward Jews. Jewish leaders took Jesus before Pilate. They said Jesus claimed to be The Messiah (King of Jews) and charged him with treason. Pilate discovered Jesus was from Galilee and sent him to Herod Antipas, Galilean ruler. Herod mocked Jesus and sent him back to Pilate. It was custom for the Roman governor to release one Jewish...