Was Jesus Married? A Religion Scholar Decodes the Clues

Was Jesus Married? A Religion Scholar Decodes the Clues

Monday, 08 October 2012 00:00 By Dr. Tony Nugent, Away Point Blog| News Analysis

A 4th Century papyrus fragment, now being called The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, has reignited the controversy over whether Jesus was or was not married. While many scholars believe the fragment authentic, and are awaiting further tests, the Vatican is calling it an “inept forgery,” and FOX newsman Shepard Smith comments that “Christian tradition obviously holds that Jesus never got married. I mean, whoever heard of Mr. and Mrs. Jesus?”

Karen L. King, Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, presented the fragment at the September 18 meeting of the 10th International Congress of Coptic Studies in Rome.

According to King, this fragment is a 4th Century Coptic work which was probably originally written in Greek in the 2nd Century. The text has eight partially legible lines, so that it reads:            [read more  Was Jesus Married ]

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  • osudrania  On October 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    So we have yet another cacophony in burleaque parody. Jesus lived in India, Jesus’ lost years, Jesus’ virgin mother Mary vis a vis wife Mary Magdalene. This is one more controversial conspiracy in the string of Jesus myth. There are others who don’t believe in the Jesus if he ever existed. Hence let the God market keep flourishing…

  • Wycs  On October 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    It is stupid to even reply to the above message.

  • osudrania  On October 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    @Wycs,
    With respect, then why did you commit that stupidity with your esteemed comment.

    Secondly, why is it stupid to do so? Just curious because all these are well researched and documented things in the English literature, I am myself aware of. However being a sentimental issue, I usually keep off from its unnecessary heat, not out of fear but to keep away from useless polemics. It is evident from the spirit of my comment also. If someone does not like it, best thing is to ignore then respond even negatively.

  • Thinker  On October 11, 2012 at 8:58 am

    It could be that the historical Jesus is really a composite character. The Romans have no records of having needed to crucify a threat to their rule under Pontius Pilate, who then was rumoured to have risen from the dead. No Empire can afford to ignore such an event.

  • Mohan  On October 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Why did the Europeans monopolized Christianity.
    According to the information I have at the moment most European nations worshiped pagan gods and finally put the final touches to Christianity.
    The brutality inflicted on humanity came from two major religions and two groups.
    Germans, are they Christians.
    English are they Christians.
    Muslims are they following the true rules of Islam.
    Hindus are they following true religion.
    Just curious, I have no religion. No bias. JUST ONE GOD>

  • Cyril Balkaran  On October 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

    John the Baptiste preached while baptising Jesus in the River Jordran thus” There cvometh after me He that is Mightier than I; I baptise you with water but He shall baptise you with the Holy Ghost and Fire” John was referring to Jesus the Christ. Christianity and moreso the life of Jesus has been shrouded in mystery. At first there is the Missing Years of Christ and now the question of whether he was married or not? The people who are raising these issues may not be able to do the researches after all Christianity is onlt 2012 years old. We can research as the researsh on the Shroud was done. To a lesser mind the entire thing may be a fabrication to deny the Religion its true status. The Pope should pronounce on these annoying issues as they affect the Church in Rome too. Biblical knowledge must be shared and must be based on the TRUTH and not a Fabricated Truth.

  • Cyril Balkaran  On October 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

    John the Baptiste’s entire statement was ” There cometh after me He that is mightier than I. The lachet of whose shoes I am unworthy to stoop down and unloose. I baptise you with water but He shall Baptise you with Holy Ghost and Fire.” Thanks for the correction of the omitted line. Cyril.

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