it is wonder that any prophet in judaic tradition or any other religion even jesus did not teach marriare is a sin. The intimacy of Jesus with Magdalana is a strong evidence for thier conjugal relationship. the christian concept that jesus is the son of God is dead against human reason or dive truth. Constructing on this false doctrine that the singleness of jesus and the sinfulness of marriage. yes I can belive that jesus was a married man and magdalana was his wife. Besides the christian cannonial and non cananical source , the Holy Quran the script revealed after 600 years of jesus christ also corrobarate this theory, by saying Indeed, we sent messangers before you. and we gave them wives and childrens( holy quran 13 : 38) It should be noted thata Jesus was the immedeate before of the prophet Mohammed. SALIM . A.M
It was common for a Rabbi, and almost expected, to marry and have children. Further more, we know as a fact that the New Testament writting are not all acurate, and, in some cases, may have been tampered with purposed. This marraige may not have been a secret at first, but later it may have been thought that this event did not "fit" into the picture, so gradually it was omitted entirely.
The archeological evidence of Jesus' tomb (yes, his body has been found) shows that Jesus along with Mary Magdalene and his son, Judah, were family related by blood. http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/tomb/explore/explore.html this tomb is real and the chances of this being someone elses tomb is astronomically low. Moreover, it has been proved beyond reasonable doubt that this tomb is real. Anyone care to debate this? Challenge me.
Only because, if they even existed, it's likely that they were married since it was implied i the Bible quite a few times. Jesus was not the son of God, so why wouldn't he want to get some?
I couldn't think of any reasons, either.
But of course, this is all true on the condition that the Bible is correct in its documenting of this ordinary man, which seems unlikely since it has led the majority of America into delusion...
There are, if you believe it, many parts of the bible that were removed. Mary Magdelene herself wrote a book of the bible. In this removed text, it tells about her relationship with him. One part even tells about there union.
In the bible, Jesus is referred to several times as Rabbi. This is not a title given to a Jewish man lightly. And ask any Orthodox Jew, how many Rabbis are single ...? None! And even if there are liberal Jews that exist today that do not hold themselves to that law, back then to go against Jewish law could mean extreme punishment, or even death....oh yes we know that don't we? And while I personally believe that it was the church that is primarily responsible for demonizing and knocking Mary Magdalene to the ground, it would seem that ancient texts do support the fact that Mary was not only close to Jesus, but she was favored by him and that attention was significantly different than the affection he showed the other apostles. I am very open minded. I look to the evidence that exists from at or around that time in history. I weigh that so much more that personal feelings of what I was raised or even urged to believe through Catholic School. Jesus , I believe was married . I believe it was most probably to Mary Magdalene. Jesus was a Rabbi therefore required by Jewish Law to be married. He would have been stopped and action would have been taken against him that most certainly would have caused a complete alteration as to the events recorded in history. So I ask you? Look to the evidence. I am still a Catholic. I still give my faith to Jesus Christ and his teachings. It is absolutely amazing in and of itself that the story of my God that I have been taught since a child can be backed up; by documents found at the time the events occurred and with all of the amazing archeological finds. I respect the Muslim, the Jewish and the Christian faiths. I have a unique theory that I share with quite a few people.......We are all worshiping the same God!!!!! Jesus , according to everything I have learned had among him, some of whom he called his closest friends, his followers. And some of them at times doubted, even denied him. But He ,with love in his heart closed his eyes and died with the intention of saving them all from their sins. Based on that I do not understand the actions taken by men in the name of God on behalf of any of the faiths! I know that there is a jerk in every crowd, but at this point in the development of the human species why have we not yet invented an anti jackass ray gun or something along that line......Oh well one can only pray.....or close your eyes and think really hard and focused "anti jackass" "anti jackass" !!!!! lol Just kidding. Note to all: We are capable of looking through the insanity that renders us somewhat like young spoiled children that are uncooperative and insist that you are wrong and they , and only they are right. We are capable of looking to the past , the amazing archeology and technology that enables us to make discoveries day by day now it would seem. Realize that history repeats itself, and by realizing that than we should be able to avoid killing each other indiscriminately in the name of religion or race, because "WE ARE ALL RELATED" Science does not contradict creation....to the contrary the mere fact that everything known to exist in the universe dies , except the Universe itself screams of a creator to me. Perhaps a creator even more amazing and grand than we are currently able to express. Perhaps our bible, Koran, Talmud, perhaps they are merely a guide for us. The amazing religious texts we hold today are to God in comparison much like a comic to a literary genius. Yes they are Holy , divinely inspired, but God is so much more complex that our ability to comprehend and we remain here under these circumstances quibbling over what on a cosmic scale are really rather insignificant difference in details.
If the Bible is viewed as "being written by God" then they were not married, and Mary was no more than a reformed prostitute who became a "Jesus groupie." It seems apparent to me that the Bible was composed by a number of different writers. This being the case, we can assume that each individual writer had his/her own agenda. Since most of those who were literate were males, we can assume that the agendas were male-oriented, thus creating a male-oriented church. Such a church would want their "heroes" to be males. For Jesus to have a wife at all would be problematic for these "church creators." For Jesus to have a wife who took an active part in his establishment of Christianity would be unacceptable. By relegating Mary Magdalene's role to that of reformed prostitute, the writers of the Bible ensured that Jesus remained as "pure" as his mother, Mary, was thought to be.
Jesus and Mary would not have hung out together as long as they did if they were not married, or at least if they did not consider themselves "partners" on some level. In view of the mores of the times, marriage was their most likely partnership.
Jesus had a special care for Mary Magdalene, and used to teach her things he would not teach the other apostles. And there is also the apocryphal gospel, with writings of Mary herself, indicating her much close relationship with Jesus. These gospels are not considered by the church, because the go against centuries of a line of thought of the church.
Leonardo De Vinci had proof in his writing,in addition,Jesus was a Rabbi and in those days and Rabbi's had to be married!! Jesus and Mary had a very close relationship,which is not a common thing between pupils and their master or in those days between a man and a woman even though Jesus was revolutionary and open minded I think people around would be talking if they were not married.For a woman to be alone with a group of man those days it was frowned upon because the woman's position in those days was very low....Mary would not have been excepted so easily unless she had a very special and particular position in the group.She was shunned after Jesus death though and her book was not put in the bible because she was a woman and her writings contradicted the beliefs of the church!!!
Many think by Marriage it means sexual relationship. Jesus could have been married to Mary without necessarily engaging in sexual relationship. Jesus said, "He that made man in the beginning, made them "male and female". Jesus was not a hermaphrodite. He was a masculine form that had a feminine Counterpart. Miriam of Magdala from all allusion in the scriptures was his female counterpart. However, the lower passions associated with Sensual desires, had no part to play in these highly evolve duo. Theirs was a love of a purest essence that transcends sexual relationship. This is a true marriage; singleness of passions, singleness of Love energy directed intelligently for the fulfillment of life purpose of a duo.
Mary and Jesus were very close, she was there for him at his most important times. She also wrote a gospel, which was thrown out by the Catholic church because it didn't conform to its values. Also, I'd be able to relate to Jesus more it he was portrayed as having normal feelings and being in a loving relationship
Jewish rabbis would marry. Women were viewed in such a light that for Mary M to be able to get close enough to the crucifixion or to visit his tomb would place her in a familial position. For Jesus to be fully human and be tempted in all ways as other men yet without sin would have to involve his being married because some temptations could only come to a married person.
And due to the male disciples and Paul being a bit chauvinistic, they carefully kept the facts out. Another reason some facts would be omitted is because of the danger Mary would have been in because of such a close association with Jesus.
I believe they were married because being married is not a sin, In the Bible it doesn't ever say that it was wrong for Jesus to marry or even called it sin and God never says that either all he says is that Jesus is pure and that He is not able to sin.
I think arguing whether they were in fact married is a moot point, because we don't know for sure that they actually lived at all. I think Mary Magdalene is one of the most interesting Bible characters, but she may be just that: an interesting story character with a colorful background.
This is a fantasy created by people who have nothing better to do than to try and stir up controversy. The Bible is the premier information source on the life of Jesus Christ and it is made clear that Jesus was not married to Mary Magdalene or anyone else. His purpose was never to live a "normal" life on this earth; he had was a supernatural mission.
The idea that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and had at least one child together has been made very popular by Dan Brown's novel, The DaVinci Code. Other non-fiction works have sought to document this theory. Setting aside doctrinal issues in the Christian churches, there is simply no preponderance of evidence to validate this idea. While it is not impossible, the liklihood that the biblical accounts of Jesus' life and ministry would ignore such a momentous life story is nill.
Jesus was not married to Mary Magdalene and Mary was one of his faithful followers and one of the first women to discover that HE had risen and went to spread the word. Jesus Christ is the son Of God and did not take a wife but instead was as pure as snow. HE did not take a wife so as to be able to stay pure and to be able to minister to all people. There is no mention at all in the Bible of Jesus having or not having a wife.
I do not think or believe that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene. If it was true, why do not we find much reference or any kind of reverence towards her in the history? Also, we do not find any reference to Jesus' wife when he was crucified or after death.
The only point of reference for Jesus is primarily the Bible, with that said we have trust that if Jesus were married then it would have been mentioned at some point. Mary Magdalene was important in the story of Jesus but I just don't think realistically that they were ever married.
The supporting evidence that those who would agree to this claim comes from a movie. I have seen, "The Davinci Code" and the evidence the movie presents using real objects and figures is astounding. Other than informative movies, movies should not be interpreted to create new facts. These movies are meant to either entertain or to raise moral questions.
Before this movie, Christians never believed Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married. Assuming that these two people even existed, our best evidence to the facts of their lives would be the bible. The bible never says that they are married.
Jesus and Mary Magdalene were not married, in fact who started this dumb rumor? In the Bible, Mary Magdalene was just a really faithful follower. If you are not a Christian I believe you are just trying to make Jesus seem like a regular man. You are using Mary Magdalene as an excuse/proof to trying to make Jesus seem bad.
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[b] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”[c] 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
2 Corithians 11:2-4
2 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. 3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.
If Jesus had been married, the Bible would have told us so, or there would be some unambiguous statement to that fact. Scripture would not be completely silent on such an important issue.
The Bible mentions Jesus’ mother, adoptive father, half-brothers, and half-sisters. Why would it neglect to mention the fact that Jesus had a wife? Those who believe/teach that Jesus was married are doing so in an attempt to “humanize” Him, to make Him more ordinary, more like everyone else. People simply do not want to believe that Jesus was God in the flesh (John 1:1, 14; 10:30). So, they invent and believe myths about Jesus being married, having children, and being an ordinary human being.
There was no proof at all either in the Bible or any other book. People are confused, Mary Magdalene was just a disciple. Jesus never got married and he was only here to accomplish his supernatural mission, meaning to bring salvation and to lead an everlasting life with the heavenly father. He was not assigned to get married, and his soul is pure - he cannot even think of getting married, as he was not sent to earth for that purpose.
The Gospel of Philip that concerns Mary is the most suggestive: “And the companion of the Savior is Mary Magdalene. But Christ loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on her mouth. The rest of the disciples were offended by it and expressed disapproval. They said to him, ‘Why do you love her more than all of us?’ The Savior answered and said to them, ‘Why do I not love you like her?’ When a blind man and one who sees are both together in darkness, they are no different from one another. Then the light comes, then he who sees will see the light, and he who is blind will remain in darkness” (sections 63-63).
Even if we suppose that this passage, which appears in no other document, and which was written two centuries after the biblical gospels, conveys historically accurate information, the passage itself seems to disprove Jesus’ marriage to Mary. Surely if Jesus had been married to Mary then his special affection for her wouldn’t have been an offense. And surely Jesus could have satisfied the disciples’ question by explaining that Mary was his wife. But he doesn’t do this. Instead he explains his special affection for Mary by pointing to her ability to see the light, that is, to have knowledge. Nothing in this passage suggests that Jesus and Mary were married, even if we read it literally. Moreover, given what is said elsewhere in The Gospel of Philip about kissing (sections 58-59), it’s possible that this passage isn’t even meant to be taken literally. The text may very well use the metaphor of kissing to say that Jesus revealed truth to Mary.
Aside from the (quite terrible) zealous arguments against like "Jesus is perfect. Therefore no", there is just no practical evidence to suggest it. The best argument you can find in the bible is that Jesus apparently liked kissing her on the lips and the other disciples complained.
The idea they were married comes mostly from Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code". You might as well believe in Hogwarts.
Without evidence of a marriage the best you can do is speculate, but in no way you justify believing it happened
Jesus was a perfect being. He was 100% man and 100% God. God does not need a wife and does not have a wife. He is the only one. Conclusively, we can assume that he did not have a wife. He was Gods son and God at the same time. If he was married, wouldn't God be in a way, as well?
If they had been married, then why did he not ask his apostle John to also take her of her. A woman could not be left alone without anyone to look after her at the time. Women were not working like today.
Some say that J'esus was married in Cana. Then why was he and his disciples invited to the wedding of Cana? Check Luke's Gospel.
There are some Rabbis who only got married for the sake of being married and divorced shortly after. Or even Rabbi Akiva who even abandoned his wife for 20 years. So, that was not as simple as that. Not even Rabbi was married. Check the Talmud for evidence.
Beside only the Gnostic Gospels refer to it (a single one, dubious too, how can we be sure that Mary Magdalena wrote it? when most Gospels were written centuries later?).
What can the Church gain from hiding it when people could just refer to it back to the Scriptures. Problem is there is nothing written in the recognized Canon of Scriptures.
Beside, after J'esus resurrection, he forbade Mary Magdala to touch him. If she had been his spouse, this would not have been a problem. In the Halacha (Jewish religious interdictions) a Jewish man was forbidden to touch a woman who was not his relative or his wife. It is still followed by Orthodox Jews nowadays.
And I know all this because I lived and studied these le laws when I was trying to convert to Judaism in Israel.
There is next to no evidence suggesting that Jesus was married, especially considering he is recorded as having said that anyone who could remain celibate should (a sentiment echoed by St. Paul). A few heretical "gospels" and fragments of text are hardly definitive proof. The silence on such an important issue is relevant in this case, as in the many arguments about marriage by the early Christians the marital state of Jesus would be quite relevant.
There is nothing wrong with marriage. Rabbis of the time were married. The writers of the Bible wrote detailed accounts of the life of Jesus. If he had married anyone, it would have been written in at least one of the four accounts. It would have been mentioned in the later epistles. And, it would have been discussed in contemporary non-Biblical records. The only mention of an intimate relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, in fact, dates from three hundred years after the time of Jesus, and are, therefore, unreliable.
Jesus and Mary Magdalene were not married, because no early, credible sources attest to such a relationship. It's become popular to attribute scandals to historical figures who were otherwise credible, and such attempts to rewrite the life of Jesus should be viewed with suspicion because of the lack of early sources supporting them.
They were not married because, if they had been, I believe the Bible would have stated that they were. It is not stated or implied that they were married, so I do not believe at all that they were. Such important information as that would not have been omitted from scripture.
I believe this because there is no proof that Mary and Jesus were married. Then again, there is no proof that they weren't. It is how you interpret the word "companion", and I do not interpret it as "wife".