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Josephus (see link below) writes that Herod had John the Baptist arrested because John had so many followers that Herod feared they might begin a rebellion. Herod later had him executed. However, he makes no mention of John the Apostle, especially in relation to his being married to Mary Magdalene. To the best of our knowledge, neither John was married and Mary Magdalene was not married.

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No, Josephus, a first-century Jewish historian, does not mention Mary Magdalene or her relationship with John the apostle in his writings. This idea is not supported by historical or biblical evidence.

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The Jewish historian Josephus does mention John the Baptist, thus providing extra-biblical evidence for his historicity. He does not mention either Mary Magdalene or the apostle John, son of Zebedee, and there is no first-century reference to either, outside The Bible.

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