Mary of Magdala has been known as the 'Apostle to the Apostles' apparently since before Augustine used the term in the 4th Century.
In 'Dialogue of the Saviour' Mary is the one who 'understands completely', she knows 'all', which we hear caused problems with other
followers of Jesus who did not, particularly as she was a woman, his companion and confidant. The first to see the risen Christ we hear.
A major problem is that the selection of texts for the New Testament was clearly done by men with an agenda that wished to diminish as
much as possible the role and importance of Mary in the story of Christ and this prejudice is still very evident today.
But now there is more information available on which to assess what was really going on in the Holy Land 2 thousand years ago.