Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Was Jesus Married?

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a scrap of papyrus that she says was written in Coptic in the fourth century and contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife ...’ ”  
The faded papyrus fragment is smaller than a business card, with eight lines on one side, in black ink legible under a magnifying glass. Just below the line about Jesus having a wife, the papyrus includes a second provocative clause that purportedly says, “she will be able to be my disciple.”
 From the Wikipedia entry about Simcha Jacobovici's controversial documentary, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus":
Analysis of mitochondrial DNA performed by Lakehead University on the remains found in the ossuary marked "Jesus son of Joseph" and the one marked "Mariamne" or "Mary" (who some claim to be Mary Magdalene) found that the two occupants were not blood relations on their mothers' side. Based on these tests, the makers of the documentary suggest that "Jesus" and "Mariamne" were probably married "because otherwise they would not have been buried together in a family tomb..."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I think of Father God and Yeshua from the point of my heart - it is warm and loving. Will it not be wonderful if all people can radiate this love to one another? Yeshua was the only man who only radiated 100% pure godley love towards all people.....humanity is so far behind his example.......

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