Joanna, whose name means "Jehovah has been gracious," was the wife of Herod’s household manager, Chuza. She was spoken of among Mary Magdalene and Susanna, disciples of Jesus that had received healing from him. We don't know if it was physical or spiritual healing that she received from Jesus, but we know that she was a generous and devoted follower. She, along with other women, travelled with Christ and the 12 apostles, financially supporting his ministry from her own means. Joanna discovered the empty tomb of Christ after his death along with Mary, mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. These women were the first proclaimers of the Gospel, the first to announce Christ’s resurrection to the apostles. (Luke 8, 24)
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