Gospel Of Jesus Wife: Was Jesus Married? [Pic+]

Submitted by: Khash 4 years ago in

According to scripture which has just surfaced, Jesus might have had a wife. Let the confusion begin!
There are 37 comments:
Male 57
From a New York Times article on the find: "Dr. King has reiterated that the fragment is not proof that Jesus was married because it was most likely written three and a half centuries after his death, making it historically unreliable."

We have dozens of these late "gospels". With the exception of the four gospels in modern Bibles, these lost gospels tell us more about early medieval religious cults and hardly anything at all about the historical Jesus.
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Male 503
Sorry 5cats, may he touch you with his noodly appendage.
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Male 66
Prove it is fake, can`t use carbon dating to tell me it was fake either since you wont accept carbon dating for a fossils age.
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Male 7,775
They could discover a thousand documents to prove all these religious leaders were nothing more than good salesmen and you still wouldn`t change the minds of today`s religious sheep.
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Male 37,674
VV @HolyGod is in "Extra-Trolling" mode tonight!

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Male 8,123
CrakrJak

A man marrying a woman is "nonsense" but someone living in a whale, two of every animal living on a boat, and people rising from the dead is perfectly reasonable.
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Male 37,674
[quote] also just as fake as... the cat in the hat.[/quote]
@Andicicle: WHAT YOU LIAR TAKE THAT BACK AT ONCE!!!!!
(lolz!)

@Slotherder: Even this article suggests several times it "might be fake".
Even if the `paper` is from 200AD the writing could have come much later, even last year! There`s lots of tests these things need to pass, the Carbon Dating is a big one though.
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Male 251
Argh I worded that horribly. The papyrus isn`t dated from 200 AD the original text which the papyrus is translating from Greek to Coptic is dated from 200 AD, to which the papyrus may add detail, if confirmed authentic. (a huge if) Still worded horribly, but hopefully more sensibly.
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Male 273
no wonder he hung out with prostitutes. married.
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Male 4,393
"That is just gnostic non-sense from the 4th century, written well after the new testament."

I`m curious why you have so much faith in something written 100 - 200 years after Jesus` death but 300 - 400 years is nonsense or as you put it non-sense.
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Male 4,393
"If Catholic priests could marry (like almost every other religion out there) I`d could make a pretty strong case that fewer boys would have been touched in the sacristy."

That was my first reaction but the reality is boys are abused in church because the environment attracts pedophiles, and at the same time the environment protects those very pedophiles, although not so much anymore. I really doubt that a person can just turn into a pedophile. But the addition of marriage would help because more people would join the priesthood which would allow the church to replace priests who are showing signs of abusive behavior.
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Male 251
CrakrJak, always reliable when it comes to pull-it-out-yer-rear conclusions based off of what he`d prefer to believe instead of what is actually known.
1. This papyrus thus far is dated to approximately 200 AD (we have yet to see if the ink is genuine, or forged). The EARLIEST known writings of new testament are from AT BEST approximately the same period. Most of what comprises new testament dates from 100-200 years later.
2. As noted earlier, it`s not necessary to come up with your own BS reasoning to discount the meaning of this yet due to the fact that there is still much to be verified/disproven. Prof. King, and Harvard in general have come under quite a bit of academic criticism for publishing on this so soon.

It`s good to know you have fail-safes against results that don`t readily work with your preconceived notions in place though. Can`t have reality getting in the way of beliefs.
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Male 675
Whether or not this is fake, part of the reason Catholic priests can`t marry is because they believe Jesus was celibate. If Catholic priests could marry (like almost every other religion out there) I`d could make a pretty strong case that fewer boys would have been touched in the sacristy.

Also, the Da Vinci Code is a work of fiction, Dan Brown has said this several times.
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Male 17,512
That is just gnostic non-sense from the 4th century, written well after the new testament.
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Male 1,243
In Jewish tradition, during the time when Jesus lived, the rank of "Rabbi" meant that the person was married, or had a wife. There are some other hints in the bible, namely in the Gospel of John, referring to the beloved deciple, or "..the other diciple, the one Jesus loved,..."

This is not a new idea, and has been around for a long time, and was recently brought out a bit in The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown (PDF) which is a very interesting book.

Wether he was or not, only time will tell, but we shouldn`t confuse ourselves about this. He taught us to love one another, and his lessons to this end are of the highest importance. Especially today.
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Male 503
Aw, let me be inclusive, also just as fake as the Torah, and the Koran and the cat in the hat.
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Male 503
Lol, just as fake as the bible.
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Male 10,339
I believe that Jesus was married to Mary Magdaline, and she was the 13th apostle.

Damn English took women`s works out of the bible. draters. ;)
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Female 4,359
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Male 37,674
VV lolz @markust! Every woman should... aw you know!

Meanwhile: Mohammed had 10 wives, Moses had 2 wives (they were sisters to boot!) but Jesus only had 1?
What we have here is a "wife gap" that could de-stabilize the entire religious world!
(/sarc)
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Male 4,393
"While this particular bit of parchment is most likely fake, there`s plenty of evidence that Jesus WAS INDEED married within the existing Bible. There`s no doubt the Catholic Church "creatively enhanced" parts of the New Testament, but enough got left behind to make a strong case for a married Jesus."

Again I am agreeing with you 5Cats. Funny part is more than likely he was married to Mary of Magdala. So to promote male dominance the editors of the bible basically called Jesus` wife a whore. Although maybe she was in the bedroom. Ba dum tss.
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Male 2,578
We should burn our own embassy first. How dare they even suggest Jesus - peace and blessings upon his name - be guilty of such vial blasphemy.
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Female 4,086
who cares?
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Male 37,674
Embassy Burnings? Hooray!
Start with Italy, be sure to pillage their wine supplies, then the American Embassy, just because...
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Male 884
Does this mean we should burn an embassy?

Where would we even start?
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Male 995
Darth Maul was married?!!!?
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Male 570
Corinthians 11:11- Nevertheless neither is the aman without the woman, neither the bwoman without the man, in the Lord.
interpret it as you will.
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Male 878
Does this mean we should burn an embassy?
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Male 3,285
As peter griffin would say... Who the hell cares.

The bible is a bunch of contradicting fiction with no basis in reality.
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Male 3,612
asking if Jesus was married is like asking if darth maul was married.
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Male 37,674
While this particular bit of parchment is most likely fake, there`s plenty of evidence that Jesus WAS INDEED married within the existing Bible. There`s no doubt the Catholic Church "creatively enhanced" parts of the New Testament, but enough got left behind to make a strong case for a married Jesus.

Seriously long answers are needed though, so perhaps our resident Christians could explain it better. The "water into wine" and "raising of Lazerus" being the two events I know most about.

@defendors87: Short answer: no. The "Canon" (Gospels + Paul`s writings + them other books) makes no mention directly of Jesus getting married or having a wife. Directly is the important part.
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Male 7,123
There are early, non-canonical texts and images that suggest that at one time christianity was at least ambiguous about such things as gay marriage and female priests/bishops. Only later, with authority, power and hierarchy did cold judgemental dogma take control.
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Male 406
... If you think the bible is constituted from the only gospels ever written, please proceed to fall on a knife. There are hundreds of other gospels that were written, but only a select few made the cut.
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Male 2,578
We`re probably all part Jesus then.
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Male 2,670
Her name was Phyllis A. Schaffley, referred to in various ancient texts as `The Old Ball and Chain.`
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Male 570
does the bible say he wasn`t married?
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Male 17
Link: Gospel Of Jesus Wife: Was Jesus Married? [Pic+] [Rate Link] - According to scripture which has just surfaced, Jesus might have had a wife. Let the confusion begin!
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