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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 ... 896 ananda 23-Feb-04 02:51
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 323 Milo 23-Feb-04 04:18
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 284 ananda 23-Feb-04 04:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 251 Milo 23-Feb-04 05:12
Mod Comment to you two 253 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 14:42
Re: Mod Comment to you two 259 Milo 23-Feb-04 15:00
Fallen Angels & Co. 273 Nejc 23-Feb-04 15:09
Re: Fallen Angels & Co. 274 Milo 23-Feb-04 15:18
Yes .. ups.. sorry..n/t 265 Nejc 23-Feb-04 15:27
it's me - lol 306 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 16:19
Re: it's me - lol 301 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:21
No probs n/t 296 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 16:30
Re: Divine Beings 289 Nebankh 23-Feb-04 16:47
Re: Divine Beings 284 Milo 23-Feb-04 17:17
Divine Agreement to Differ 292 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 17:58
Re: Divine Agreement to Differ 302 Milo 23-Feb-04 18:22
Believers and Researchers 321 Nejc 23-Feb-04 18:48
I am not a blind believer but a researcher 304 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:01
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 301 Nejc 23-Feb-04 19:15
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 289 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:19
Oh. Thanks for this one :) n/t 294 Nejc 23-Feb-04 19:22
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 248 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:21
On the other hand... 316 Nejc 23-Feb-04 20:21
Re: On the other hand... 290 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:39
Re: Divine Beings 326 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 19:00
Re: Divine Beings 264 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:09
Re: Divine Beings 318 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 19:24
Re: Divine Beings 273 David L 23-Feb-04 22:42
Is there another site for serious discussion? 307 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 23:09
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 295 Paul Mallon 24-Feb-04 18:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 280 Milo 24-Feb-04 19:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 265 David L 25-Feb-04 01:48
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 257 Milo 25-Feb-04 02:14
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 275 David L 25-Feb-04 03:03
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 253 Milo 25-Feb-04 06:37
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 267 David L 25-Feb-04 16:30
No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 270 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:18
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 270 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:47
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 277 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:54
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 269 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:58
Re: Cana 275 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:30
Re: Cana - missed off a bit! 265 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:32
Re: Cana - missed off a bit! 269 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:05
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 239 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:57
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 290 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:36
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 304 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 10:19
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 265 ananda 26-Feb-04 16:01
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 292 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:14
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 296 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:23
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 308 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:27
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 289 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:58
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 253 Milo 26-Feb-04 17:01
Augustinian vs. Gnostic (and even Pelagian) 278 ananda 26-Feb-04 17:30
Re: Augustinian vs. Gnostic (and even Pelagian) 281 Milo 26-Feb-04 17:43
In Addition.... 256 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 18:50
Point was missed 245 ananda 26-Feb-04 18:58
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 268 ArmchairObserver 25-Feb-04 18:45
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 250 Zosimos 25-Feb-04 18:53
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 264 ArmchairObserver 25-Feb-04 19:02
I misread the quoted passage... 253 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:28
Re: I misread the quoted passage... 303 David L 25-Feb-04 23:20
Re: I misread the quoted passage... 257 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:31
One more thing... 285 David L 25-Feb-04 23:25
Re: One more thing... 283 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:32
Also... 279 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:41
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 280 David L 25-Feb-04 23:08
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 275 Thirdwave 25-Feb-04 23:33
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 292 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:36
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 271 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:01
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 269 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:37
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 288 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:53
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 262 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:58
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 289 sunbeam 23-Feb-04 15:50
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 294 ananda 23-Feb-04 16:15
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 300 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:28
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 304 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:25
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 290 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:36
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 303 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 297 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:49
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 274 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:22
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 246 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:26
Osirus - Seprapis - Christianity 298 Jaimi 23-Feb-04 21:04
Re: Osirus - Seprapis - Christianity 312 Milo 23-Feb-04 21:27
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 298 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:23
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 299 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:32
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 298 Paul Mallon 24-Feb-04 19:43
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 291 Milo 24-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 290 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:35
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 262 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:35
And by the way... 295 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:36
Re: And by the way... 307 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:42
Re: And by the way... 257 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:14
Re: And by the way... 264 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:28
Re: And by the way... 279 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 16:48
Sources? 280 ananda 26-Feb-04 17:24
Re: Sources? 263 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 18:29
Re: And by the way... 371 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 17:00
Re: And by the way... 277 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 17:45
Re: And by the way... 374 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 18:20
Re: And by the way... 262 ananda 26-Feb-04 18:49
Re: And by the way... 357 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 19:15
Re: And by the way... 251 ananda 26-Feb-04 21:11
Re: And by the way... 353 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 23:30
Re: And by the way... 346 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 00:14
Re: And by the way... 265 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 13:35
Re: And by the way... 329 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 16:44
Re: And by the way... 456 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 16:46
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 283 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:40
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 278 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 320 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:57
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 308 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 342 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:23
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 305 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:24
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 303 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:34
Challenge to Milo 300 ananda 23-Feb-04 21:21
Re: Challenge to Milo 319 Milo 23-Feb-04 21:38
Re: Challenge to Milo 355 ananda 23-Feb-04 21:43
Re: Challenge to Milo 290 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:31
Yes you are n/t 298 Nejc 23-Feb-04 21:56
Re: Yes you are n/t 273 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:25
Then again... 273 Nejc 24-Feb-04 08:31
Big Blue :) 290 Thirdwave 24-Feb-04 10:54
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 272 debraregypt 23-Feb-04 15:53
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 284 ananda 23-Feb-04 16:16
Archetypes of the collective unconscious 321 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:55
Re: Archetypes of the collective unconscious 307 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:04
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 306 David L 23-Feb-04 22:28
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 288 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 295 David L 24-Feb-04 01:35
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 289 Milo 24-Feb-04 01:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 264 Lee McGiffen 25-Feb-04 09:51
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 251 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:22
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 317 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:24
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 294 Milo 26-Feb-04 15:55
Lee... What about Moses? 285 ananda 26-Feb-04 16:12
Evidence that Jesus Existed 258 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:16
Re: Lee... What about Moses? 277 David L 26-Feb-04 20:37
Deblinkering debunkers... 275 Morph 24-Feb-04 15:26
Re: Deblinkering debunkers... 282 Zosimos 24-Feb-04 18:50
Re: Deblinkering debunkers... 239 Morph 25-Feb-04 15:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 287 Lee McGiffen 25-Feb-04 09:58
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 275 ananda 25-Feb-04 13:10
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 270 Milo 25-Feb-04 16:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 264 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:27
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 247 Zosimos 25-Feb-04 21:16
Re: Christ and Dionysis - good article 273 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:58
6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 264 Milo 25-Feb-04 18:05
Re: 6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 262 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:14
Re: 6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 264 Milo 25-Feb-04 18:34
Hmmm... 304 Morph 26-Feb-04 15:16
Re: Hmmm... 289 Morph 26-Feb-04 15:20
Re: Hmmm... 271 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:44
Au Contraire... 273 Morph 27-Feb-04 14:36


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