TWO NEW BOOKS (via Mimas Zetoc alerts):
Sarah Dille, Mixing Metaphors: God As Mother And Father In Deutero-isaiah (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement series)
Esther de Boer, Gospel Of Mary: Beyond A Gnostic And A Biblical Mary Magdalene (Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement series)
It's interesting that Mary Magdalene is getting a lot of media attention lately. I suppose that's partly because there have been a lot of books published about her recently. And, of course, having Monica Bellucci play her in The Passion of the Christ can't have hurt any. Here are some articles on her that came up today on a Google search.
Mary Magdalene veiled in mystery (News-Leader.com)
Questions, misconceptions follow Mary Magdalene (News-Leader.com)
Mary Magdalene interest intense (The Advocate)
Incidentally, her feast day is coming up on 22 July.