Home Question Box Was Mary one of the women at the tomb? By Ginny Kubitz Moyer January 1, 2013 The Gospel writers don’t specifically mention the presence of Jesus’ mother at the tomb. Matthew tells us that Mary Magdalene and “the other Mary” were at the tomb for Jesus’ burial (Matthew 27:61), and that they both returned to the tomb later and found an angel who informed them that Jesus had risen from the dead (Matthew 28: 1-8). The “other Mary” is not Jesus’ mother, but rather the mother of James and Joseph (see Matthew 27:56). The same two women are present at the tomb in the Gospel of Mark and Luke as well.