Was Jesus Married?

The Di Vinci Code
The Di Vinci Code
The Bible
The Bible
Secret Archives at The Vatican
Secret Archives at The Vatican

Jesus, The Family Man

In the Di Vinci Code, it is suggested that Jesus was in fact married to Mary Magdalene and they had a child. This blood line continued till the current day, being hidden by secret sects.

Is this too hard to believe? I don’t think so. Jesus was put on earth, by his father, to teach us how we should live our lives. It is the Christian belief that we should marry, have children and bring them up, trusting in God the father. Why then, if Jesus was to be an example, would he not get married and have children.

So, if he did, then what happened to his family? When Jesus was arrested I am sure somebody would have hidden his family, to protect them, fearful of both the Romans and the TemplePriests.

Why is there no mention of him having a family, in The Bible? To answer this, we must first look at how The Bible came about. Emperor Constantine, of Rome, fearful that the quickly growing Christianity posed a threat to both his Empire and his power, proclaimed himself a Christian and declared that all Romans, must be Christian. To this end, he told his priests to gather all the leaders of the Christians and consolidate all the stories into one book, The Bible. Although the book may have been compiled by the Christian leaders, I am sure the Emperor would have reviewed and edited it himself, to ensure that it contained no threat to either him or his power. Which of course, a blood line from Jesus would have. Once again, The Bible does not make mention of Jesus having a family but neither, to my knowledge, does it say that he died a bachelor with no children.

So, this leaves us with several questions. Is there a bloodline? If there is, does the Pope or the head of the Orthodox Church know of it? If they do, would they tell us?

Obviously, if there was, then it probably would not be in the interests of the modern Church for it to become common knowledge, as it could change the way Christians look at the Church.

Why, if it exists, hasn’t it revealed itself before now? Is God waiting for the World to be in despair and humanity to be on the edge, before he allows his bloodline to be revealed?

I do not believe that the end is near, but is a new beginning close at hand?

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Druid Dude 5 years ago from West Coast

Jesus was called Rabbi by his followers, and it is clear, because he taught in the temples in Judea, that he was veiwed as such by his contemporaries. To be a Rabbi, one must be married. He was never accused anywhere of not observing this rule, so we should assume that he was observant of that rule. Close examination of the Wedding in Cana reveals certain peculiarities of this tale. The only ones named to have been there, at a rich man's house are Jesus, his Disciples and his mother, who acts like she is the hostess. Further, the "host", again, unnamed is praised for producing wine for the festivities, when it was Jesus who produced the wine. Those in attendence seem to have missed the floor show they were expected to witness to later. Who produced the wine? Jesus, the Host? Who was getting married? Jesus...the host.


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Al Blondin 6 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Thank you Lady Guinevere for the link. I took a quick first look and it is an interesting read. Too bad the author did not document the references to many of his assertions. I'll take a closer look and try to locate the primary sources myself. I already read most of the references he does point to and I did not interpret those the way he did. No offence to the author but he is making some pretty controversial claims and, since I don't know him, I'm not going to take him at his word and will do my own research. Much of what he claims is not new, it has already been written in a book "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" over 20 years ago but what was asserted as facts in that book was not clearly referenced either and I was not convinced of the good faith of the authors.

There are some people out there who really hate the Catholic Church and all it stands for, and sometimes their hatred clouds their better judgment and prejudices their approach at proper historical research and they end up only seeing what they want to see.

Oh, by the way, when I wrote that many of the references were available online, I was referring to primary sources and good secondary source material. The author you are referring to does not qualify as those types of historical sources. He is too far removed from the original texts and did not provide all his references.


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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West Virginia

Here is the link and the book that you can read on-line and it isn't the Davinci Code:

http://www.graal.co.uk/bloodlinelecture.html


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Al Blondin 6 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Princessa,

I heard of that story about Claudia, the wife of Pontius Pilate, while he was procurator of Judea. I did not read about it in a novel though, it exist as part of the accepted "traditions" of the church. These are historical accounts that are not part of the Bible but that are still considered important by the Church. These "traditions" were repeated in writings by followers of Christ in the early years of the Church.

The Bible is important but there is a lot of other material that was written in the first few hundred years by significant individuals (such as Polycarp Iraneus and Justin Martyr) that helps us put light on what the early followers believed and why.

There were disagreements as well. The first big one, the Arian controversy, questioning the origin and nature of the divinity of Jesus resulted in the Council of Nicea in the 4th century (325) where a revised Creed was developped based on the first century Apostles' Creed, and around that time the New Testament as we know it today was born. The 27 Books had been in existence and used for centuries but in the latter part of the 4th century (375 or so) they began to officially be recognized as an authoritative part of Holy Scriptures. It is also around that time that the original Greek text was translated into the main language of the people which was Latin in those days - and the Vulgate was born.

All of this information can be verified, most of the early texts are available on line. One can speculate of course, but before considering fanciful theories, why not look at the historical record? Otherwise, we can all sit alongside Humpty Dumpty and argue and just make things up as he did to Alice.

As a serious student of history, I read a great deal of the material available from those early years, and I did not come accross anything that would suggest that Jesus survived the crucifixion, that he was married or that he bore any children.

That said, there are some Gnostic texts that say some pretty crazy stuff about Jesus, but the material holds little to no credibility for serious historians. The Gnostics had no historical connection with the origninal disciples or Apostles and their philosophy was in a class of its own. Read their material and you will see for yourself what I mean. Unless one seriously wants to consider stories such as Jesus killing children as a prank in order to bring them back to life.


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rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

Lady G Thanks for the input.


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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West Virginia

According to some genealogical data, at this present time I forgotten where, it is said that he had 3 children and at least one of them was a female. I think it is in the Laurence Gardner stuff, but can't be positive right now. I would have to do the research on that to find it again.


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rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

Lady G. Thanks for your comment.It is said that the Knights sought the Holy Grail and that the grail, was not really Jesus' chalice but his child.


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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West Virginia

@Al, some did try to do that and they were crucified just like Jesus was. It isn't.wasn't about if he had children or not...it was about who worshipped Ceasar and the Roman Empire or not.

Another organization to look into and the things they are hiding is The Knight's Templar.


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rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

Princessa Thanks for your comment, I was not aware of that book, thanks


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Princessa 6 years ago from France

Not long ago I read a book by Antoinette May "Celle qui voulut sauver Jesus" (something like the one who wante dto save Jesus) It is a fascinating book written from the perspective of Claudia, the wife of Pilates. During her story she meets Mary the wife of Jesus, they become friends and eventually Claudia tries to save Jesus from Pilates judgement to help her friend Mary.

The writer, Antoniette May is also a journalist who spend 6 years writing this book researching christian resources related to Claudia. The result of her years of research is a wonderfully human historical novel.

By the way, a few French people to whom I talked (mainly old people, all christians) seem to accept as a fact that Jesus was married. Their judgment not being affected by recent films or books like the Da Vinci Code


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rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

Al We can all speculate and that is all I am doing. You make a good point though, I like the way you think and will watch out for your hubs. Thanks for the comment.


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Al Blondin 6 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

The so-called research behind the Da Vinci Code was scorned and ridiculed by the British judge that reviewed the charge of plagiarism brought by the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail who took Dan Brown to court for copying their ideas in his book. They were the first to advance some of the claims made about Jesus' marriage and lineage back in the 1980s. The facts are that there is not a shred of real historical evidence to support the theory that Jesus married Mary and had descendants. In light of the incredible growth and popularity of Jesus and Christianity following the crucifixion, one would think that, if Jesus did have descendants, it would have been simple to come forward and debunk the Christian movement in its infancy rather than let it go on, especially in the early years when it meant a lot of scorn and suffering for the followers.


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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West Virginia

There is more to this and it is not in the Da Vinci codes. Check out Laurence Gardner http://www.graal.co.uk/bloodlinelecture.html

Also check out http://www.bibleufo.com/


Errol Kane 6 years ago

@Lady Wordsmith,

Well, that made sense. How can you understand if you don't know scripture or does that makes sense? If you do read, pick and choose, doesn't mean you understand. Makes sense?


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Lady Wordsmith 6 years ago from Lancaster, UK

I'm an atheist rafken, and I do believe that Jesus existed, and that he did have children, and that there is a bloodline. My basis for this is 'The Da Vinci Code' , lol - shallow, I know: imagine basing your beliefs on one book, ha, unthinkable, surely??

Personally I just choose to believe which ever arguments make the most sense to me, and this one did make sense to me. But I'm not a learned scholar of either theology or science, so I'll say no more.

Most of what Errol Kane just said did not make sense to me - sorry :)


Errol Kane 6 years ago

Allow me to ask you something, where did the idea that angels in heaven, float around with harps in their hands playing music? Would you say, books, paintings, drawings, plays, and movies through the years, would you say? Movies, are very powerful images, aren't they. People buy into it too, don't they. I don't know if you accpet the Bible as God's word, John 17:17, I do. Where in the Bible is it annotated that, Jesus was married or had children? I don't know how much you know about the Bible but please look this scripture up, because people are always searching for something else other than what the Bible contains, always learning even after being told the truth and yet...

The scripture is 2 Timothy 3:7


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rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

Errol Kane thanks, but did he have kids, or what?


Errol Kane 6 years ago

That is right. you don't have to believe that the end is near and most people don't. However, we are deep in the time of the end and Jesus said how you could identify those days. Most people on the earth will not know the truth because they are blinded by Satan. Intellectuals will not come to accurate knowledge just like other's will not. As 2 Tim 3:7 brings out, 'always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.'

What will it be like in the last days? 2 Tim. 3: 1 - 5,

But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self-assuming, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up [with pride], lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power; and from these turn away.

Theories and more Theories just like Atheism and Evolution. Hundres, thousands of books have been written and when it's all said and done, Still Theories.

Jesus also said when his Presence would be. That return would be an invisible one. After all, didn't he say 'The world would behold me no more?' Yes, Jesus is now ruling as King of God's Kingdom soon to rule over this whole entire earth. And when was Jesus Presence? What did he said would be happening in the world that would indcate his Presence? Matthew 24: 3 - 14. And at the end of verse 14,what would be happening and who would be doing what? Only one people on the face of this earth is doing that work. If you want to survive for what's destine to happen to the earth (meaning, unrighteous people, not the planet itself as Christendom teaches) John 17: 3

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