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“The Bride of God”

“The Bride of God”


Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:

A new book and companion television program aim to reignite the argument as to whether or not Jesus was married. The Lost Gospel: Discovering the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus’ Marriage to Mary the Magdalene, by Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson, is, according to the publisher’s website

a startling follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Jesus Family Tomb.

The Lost Gospel takes the reader on an unparalleled historical adventure through a paradigm-shifting manuscript. … Part historical detective story, part modern adventure, The Lost Gospel reveals secrets that have been hiding in plain sight for millennia.

Jacobovici, writing at the Huffington Post, argues that

the proof for the historical marriage between Jesus of Nazareth and the woman known as Mary the Magdalene has become overwhelming. …They marry, but she’s not simply “Mrs. Jesus.” She is a partner in redemption referred to as the “Daughter of God” and “The Bride of God.”

The book is the partner to a documentary entitled The Bride of God, set to air on the Discovery Science channel during December.


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“I would like to think that Jesus didn’t have to rely solely on his feckless disciples.” Well he did pick them himself. Who knows, maybe they weren’t as “feckless” as those he has now. The WORD doesn’t return to Our Lord until it has accomplished its purpose. Maybe those chosen by Christ for himself aren’t all that useless. If we are, what would be the point?

Andrew Gerns

Well, as the sacristans and acolytes like to say at my parish, “if it’s on the Discovery Channel, then it has to be true!”

Philiip B. Spivey

I would like to think that Jesus didn’t have to rely solely on his feckless disciples. What if he married? What if his chosen was Mary Magdalene? What if they made love? What if they brought supreme joy to one another? What if Jesus did not reject the pleasure of another human being, but instead embraced it?

Would that set Christianity on its ears?

Chaz Brooks

So long as you recognize the difference between “Would like to think…” and “Have convincing ground for…”

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