[pron. Cuza] (rather Chuzas, Χουζάς, for Chald. חוּוָא, i.e. אֲחוּוָא, possession), the "steward" (ἐπιτροπος) of Herod (Antipas), whose wife Joanna (q.v.), having been cured by our Lord either of possession by an evil spirit or of a disease, became attached to that body of women who accompanied him (A.D. 27) on his journeyings (Lu 8:3); and, together with Mary Magdalen and "Mary the mother of James," having come early to the sepulcher on the morning of the resurrection (A.D. 29), to bring spices and ointments to complete the burial, brought word to the apostles that the Lord was risen (Lu 24:10). These circumstances would seem to imply that she was at this time a widow.