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David,

The Gospel of Philip doesn't actually say that Mary was married to Jesus, it only says that she was his companion. Here's one passage from The Gospel of Philip I could find:

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There were three who always walked with the Lord: Mary, his mother, and her sister, and Magdalene, the one who was called his companion. His sister and his mother and his companion were each a Mary.

From: [www.gnosis.org])

In the original Greek "companion" is written as: "koinonos". But this word doesn't mean spouse or sexual consort. It means "partner" and is used several times in the New Testament with this ordinary meaning. For example, when Paul refers to himself as Philemon's koinonos ("If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself." - Philemon 1:17, KJV).

The only other passage I've been able to find, from The Gospel of Philip, relevant to our discussion is this:

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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.

Even if we suppose this passage conveys historically accurate information, the passage itself seems to disprove Jesus' marriage to Mary. If Jesus had been married to Mary then surely his kissing her wouldn't have been an offense. Surely Jesus could've satisfied the disciples' question, "Why do you love her more than all of us?", by explaining that Mary was his wife. Jesus doesn't do this though. Instead, he explains his affection for Mary by pointing out she has "light" and this context, it's clear he's talking about knowledge and that is consistent with other gnostic gospels. Even if we take this passage literally, nothing in the above passages suggests they were married.

That's it, that is the best the non-canonical gospels can do for those that believe that Jesus was married to Mary. It even appears to contradict the idea that they were married. The only way to find evidence for marriage in the non-canonical gospels is to put it in there yourself!

The Gospel of Mary does mention Mary Magdalen but I can't seem to find any passages there that even hints that she was married to Jesus. All I could find was this passage:

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Peter said to Mary, 'Sister, we know that the Saviour loved you more than the rest of women.

Nothing in The Gospel of Mary points to a sexual or spousal relationship between Jesus and Mary. Jesus' love for Mary leads him to reveal special truth to her, not to take her as his wife.

None of the other non-canonical gnostic gospels like The Gospel of Peter and The Gospel of Thomas make any suggestion of Jesus' marital status. The gnostic "The Pistis Sophia", the "The Sophia of Jesus Christ" and "The Dialogue of the Savior" also fail to mention or suggest any marriage. And, of course, we have the four canonical Gospels, which also fail to imply any such marriage.

Rob

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Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 631 ananda 23-Feb-04 02:51
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 229 Milo 23-Feb-04 04:18
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 191 ananda 23-Feb-04 04:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 159 Milo 23-Feb-04 05:12
Mod Comment to you two 156 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 14:42
Re: Mod Comment to you two 162 Milo 23-Feb-04 15:00
Fallen Angels & Co. 174 Nejc 23-Feb-04 15:09
Re: Fallen Angels & Co. 188 Milo 23-Feb-04 15:18
Yes .. ups.. sorry..n/t 177 Nejc 23-Feb-04 15:27
it's me - lol 209 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 16:19
Re: it's me - lol 203 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:21
No probs n/t 207 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 16:30
Re: Divine Beings 197 Nebankh 23-Feb-04 16:47
Re: Divine Beings 189 Milo 23-Feb-04 17:17
Divine Agreement to Differ 197 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 17:58
Re: Divine Agreement to Differ 215 Milo 23-Feb-04 18:22
Believers and Researchers 225 Nejc 23-Feb-04 18:48
I am not a blind believer but a researcher 204 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:01
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 215 Nejc 23-Feb-04 19:15
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 191 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:19
Oh. Thanks for this one :) n/t 206 Nejc 23-Feb-04 19:22
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 160 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:21
On the other hand... 226 Nejc 23-Feb-04 20:21
Re: On the other hand... 196 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:39
Re: Divine Beings 240 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 19:00
Re: Divine Beings 169 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:09
Re: Divine Beings 238 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 19:24
Re: Divine Beings 175 David L 23-Feb-04 22:42
Is there another site for serious discussion? 223 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 23:09
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 199 Paul Mallon 24-Feb-04 18:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 186 Milo 24-Feb-04 19:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 171 David L 25-Feb-04 01:48
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 168 Milo 25-Feb-04 02:14
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 172 David L 25-Feb-04 03:03
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 166 Milo 25-Feb-04 06:37
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 175 David L 25-Feb-04 16:30
No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 188 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:18
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 175 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:47
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 183 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:54
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 179 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:58
Re: Cana 186 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:30
Re: Cana - missed off a bit! 172 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:32
Re: Cana - missed off a bit! 172 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:05
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 145 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:57
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 200 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:36
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 208 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 10:19
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 163 ananda 26-Feb-04 16:01
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 201 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:14
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 201 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:23
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 214 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:27
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 192 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:58
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 155 Milo 26-Feb-04 17:01
Augustinian vs. Gnostic (and even Pelagian) 187 ananda 26-Feb-04 17:30
Re: Augustinian vs. Gnostic (and even Pelagian) 175 Milo 26-Feb-04 17:43
In Addition.... 165 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 18:50
Point was missed 151 ananda 26-Feb-04 18:58
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 179 ArmchairObserver 25-Feb-04 18:45
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 172 Zosimos 25-Feb-04 18:53
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 175 ArmchairObserver 25-Feb-04 19:02
I misread the quoted passage... 158 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:28
Re: I misread the quoted passage... 205 David L 25-Feb-04 23:20
Re: I misread the quoted passage... 171 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:31
One more thing... 186 David L 25-Feb-04 23:25
Re: One more thing... 189 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:32
Also... 189 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:41
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 187 David L 25-Feb-04 23:08
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 187 Thirdwave 25-Feb-04 23:33
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 197 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:36
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 176 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:01
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 172 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:37
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 199 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:53
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 171 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:58
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 201 sunbeam 23-Feb-04 15:50
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 199 ananda 23-Feb-04 16:15
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 207 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:28
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 203 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:25
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 189 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:36
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 203 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 206 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:49
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 176 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:22
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 148 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:26
Osirus - Seprapis - Christianity 201 Jaimi 23-Feb-04 21:04
Re: Osirus - Seprapis - Christianity 219 Milo 23-Feb-04 21:27
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 209 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:23
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 203 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:32
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 205 Paul Mallon 24-Feb-04 19:43
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 197 Milo 24-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 197 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:35
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 165 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:35
And by the way... 197 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:36
Re: And by the way... 213 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:42
Re: And by the way... 165 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:14
Re: And by the way... 171 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:28
Re: And by the way... 190 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 16:48
Sources? 186 ananda 26-Feb-04 17:24
Re: Sources? 175 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 18:29
Re: And by the way... 261 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 17:00
Re: And by the way... 184 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 17:45
Re: And by the way... 266 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 18:20
Re: And by the way... 173 ananda 26-Feb-04 18:49
Re: And by the way... 243 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 19:15
Re: And by the way... 161 ananda 26-Feb-04 21:11
Re: And by the way... 240 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 23:30
Re: And by the way... 233 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 00:14
Re: And by the way... 174 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 13:35
Re: And by the way... 222 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 16:44
Re: And by the way... 306 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 16:46
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 192 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:40
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 184 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 219 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:57
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 216 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 249 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:23
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 205 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:24
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 203 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:34
Challenge to Milo 199 ananda 23-Feb-04 21:21
Re: Challenge to Milo 226 Milo 23-Feb-04 21:38
Re: Challenge to Milo 263 ananda 23-Feb-04 21:43
Re: Challenge to Milo 197 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:31
Yes you are n/t 208 Nejc 23-Feb-04 21:56
Re: Yes you are n/t 178 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:25
Then again... 182 Nejc 24-Feb-04 08:31
Big Blue :) 201 Thirdwave 24-Feb-04 10:54
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 173 debraregypt 23-Feb-04 15:53
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 194 ananda 23-Feb-04 16:16
Archetypes of the collective unconscious 233 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:55
Re: Archetypes of the collective unconscious 221 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:04
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 212 David L 23-Feb-04 22:28
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 193 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 204 David L 24-Feb-04 01:35
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 198 Milo 24-Feb-04 01:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 175 Lee McGiffen 25-Feb-04 09:51
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 159 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:22
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 221 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:24
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 204 Milo 26-Feb-04 15:55
Lee... What about Moses? 205 ananda 26-Feb-04 16:12
Evidence that Jesus Existed 171 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:16
Re: Lee... What about Moses? 190 David L 26-Feb-04 20:37
Deblinkering debunkers... 199 Morph 24-Feb-04 15:26
Re: Deblinkering debunkers... 203 Zosimos 24-Feb-04 18:50
Re: Deblinkering debunkers... 168 Morph 25-Feb-04 15:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 192 Lee McGiffen 25-Feb-04 09:58
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 188 ananda 25-Feb-04 13:10
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 189 Milo 25-Feb-04 16:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 175 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:27
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 173 Zosimos 25-Feb-04 21:16
Re: Christ and Dionysis - good article 179 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:58
6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 178 Milo 25-Feb-04 18:05
Re: 6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 176 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:14
Re: 6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 178 Milo 25-Feb-04 18:34
Hmmm... 218 Morph 26-Feb-04 15:16
Re: Hmmm... 204 Morph 26-Feb-04 15:20
Re: Hmmm... 190 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:44
Au Contraire... 188 Morph 27-Feb-04 14:36


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