"Where did the women watching the crucifixion stand?" (Alleged Contradiction #E3923)
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
See also: Matthew 27:55; Mark 15:40
Luke, Matthew and Mark never say that all the women were standing afar off the entire time: just that there were women standing afar off at a particular time. Thus, there is no contradiction with John, which states that some of the women were by the cross for part of the time.
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