Joanna

JOANNA (Gr. Iōana or Iōanna). The wife of Cuza, Herod’s steward. Along with other women whom Jesus healed, she traveled with him and financially supported his ministry (Luke.8.2-Luke.8.3). After preparing spices and ointments to embalm Jesus’ body, she and other women went to the tomb and heard about the Resurrection (Luke.23.55-Luke.23.56; Luke.24.10).



International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

The wife of Chuzas, Herod’s steward. She was one of the "women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities" which "ministered unto him (King James Version, i.e. Jesus, or "them" the Revised Version (British and American), i.e. Jesus and His disciples) of their substance," on the occasion of Jesus’ tour through Galilee (Lu 8:2,3). Along with other women she accompanied Jesus on His last journey from Galilee to Jerusalem, and was present when His body was laid in the sepulcher (Lu 23:55). She was thus among those who prepared spices and ointments, who found the grave empty, and who "told these things unto the apostles" (Lu 23:56-24:10).