(RNS) — It seems like the women of Scripture are having a moment in the days leading up to Easter (April 21), celebrated by many Christians as the day they believe Jesus rose from the dead.

Mary Magdalene is getting the Hollywood treatment in a film that bears her name.  

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Both she and Mary, the mother of Jesus, command their own episodes in the new History Channel series “Jesus: His Life,” which tells the story of Jesus through the eyes of those around him.

“Consider the Women” by Debbie Blue. Image courtesy of Eerdmans

And the stories of other women in the Bible are getting attention from recent books and podcasts.

There’s something

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