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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 ... 714 ananda 23-Feb-04 02:51
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 249 Milo 23-Feb-04 04:18
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 216 ananda 23-Feb-04 04:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 184 Milo 23-Feb-04 05:12
Mod Comment to you two 184 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 14:42
Re: Mod Comment to you two 191 Milo 23-Feb-04 15:00
Fallen Angels & Co. 200 Nejc 23-Feb-04 15:09
Re: Fallen Angels & Co. 207 Milo 23-Feb-04 15:18
Yes .. ups.. sorry..n/t 200 Nejc 23-Feb-04 15:27
it's me - lol 235 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 16:19
Re: it's me - lol 231 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:21
No probs n/t 232 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 16:30
Re: Divine Beings 222 Nebankh 23-Feb-04 16:47
Re: Divine Beings 219 Milo 23-Feb-04 17:17
Divine Agreement to Differ 224 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 17:58
Re: Divine Agreement to Differ 235 Milo 23-Feb-04 18:22
Believers and Researchers 253 Nejc 23-Feb-04 18:48
I am not a blind believer but a researcher 234 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:01
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 234 Nejc 23-Feb-04 19:15
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 219 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:19
Oh. Thanks for this one :) n/t 227 Nejc 23-Feb-04 19:22
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 181 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:21
On the other hand... 249 Nejc 23-Feb-04 20:21
Re: On the other hand... 222 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:39
Re: Divine Beings 261 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 19:00
Re: Divine Beings 195 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:09
Re: Divine Beings 257 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 19:24
Re: Divine Beings 207 David L 23-Feb-04 22:42
Is there another site for serious discussion? 247 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 23:09
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 227 Paul Mallon 24-Feb-04 18:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 207 Milo 24-Feb-04 19:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 197 David L 25-Feb-04 01:48
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 192 Milo 25-Feb-04 02:14
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 200 David L 25-Feb-04 03:03
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 187 Milo 25-Feb-04 06:37
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 201 David L 25-Feb-04 16:30
No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 212 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:18
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 200 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:47
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 210 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:54
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 206 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:58
Re: Cana 210 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:30
Re: Cana - missed off a bit! 197 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:32
Re: Cana - missed off a bit! 202 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:05
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 173 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:57
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 223 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:36
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 232 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 10:19
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 196 ananda 26-Feb-04 16:01
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 224 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:14
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 228 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:23
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 240 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:27
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 222 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:58
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 187 Milo 26-Feb-04 17:01
Augustinian vs. Gnostic (and even Pelagian) 209 ananda 26-Feb-04 17:30
Re: Augustinian vs. Gnostic (and even Pelagian) 210 Milo 26-Feb-04 17:43
In Addition.... 189 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 18:50
Point was missed 176 ananda 26-Feb-04 18:58
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 200 ArmchairObserver 25-Feb-04 18:45
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 193 Zosimos 25-Feb-04 18:53
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 195 ArmchairObserver 25-Feb-04 19:02
I misread the quoted passage... 183 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:28
Re: I misread the quoted passage... 235 David L 25-Feb-04 23:20
Re: I misread the quoted passage... 193 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:31
One more thing... 214 David L 25-Feb-04 23:25
Re: One more thing... 215 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:32
Also... 210 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:41
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 214 David L 25-Feb-04 23:08
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 209 Thirdwave 25-Feb-04 23:33
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 223 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:36
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 203 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:01
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 199 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:37
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 222 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:53
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 202 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:58
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 220 sunbeam 23-Feb-04 15:50
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 225 ananda 23-Feb-04 16:15
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 231 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:28
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 232 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:25
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 218 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:36
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 235 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 231 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:49
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 206 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:22
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 179 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:26
Osirus - Seprapis - Christianity 232 Jaimi 23-Feb-04 21:04
Re: Osirus - Seprapis - Christianity 241 Milo 23-Feb-04 21:27
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 231 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:23
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 230 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:32
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 232 Paul Mallon 24-Feb-04 19:43
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 224 Milo 24-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 221 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:35
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 195 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:35
And by the way... 230 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:36
Re: And by the way... 242 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:42
Re: And by the way... 192 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:14
Re: And by the way... 196 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:28
Re: And by the way... 213 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 16:48
Sources? 213 ananda 26-Feb-04 17:24
Re: Sources? 207 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 18:29
Re: And by the way... 287 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 17:00
Re: And by the way... 212 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 17:45
Re: And by the way... 290 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 18:20
Re: And by the way... 198 ananda 26-Feb-04 18:49
Re: And by the way... 267 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 19:15
Re: And by the way... 183 ananda 26-Feb-04 21:11
Re: And by the way... 266 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 23:30
Re: And by the way... 258 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 00:14
Re: And by the way... 204 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 13:35
Re: And by the way... 246 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 16:44
Re: And by the way... 346 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 16:46
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 219 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:40
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 208 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 246 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:57
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 245 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 276 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:23
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 227 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:24
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 232 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:34
Challenge to Milo 231 ananda 23-Feb-04 21:21
Re: Challenge to Milo 253 Milo 23-Feb-04 21:38
Re: Challenge to Milo 288 ananda 23-Feb-04 21:43
Re: Challenge to Milo 222 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:31
Yes you are n/t 230 Nejc 23-Feb-04 21:56
Re: Yes you are n/t 207 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:25
Then again... 204 Nejc 24-Feb-04 08:31
Big Blue :) 223 Thirdwave 24-Feb-04 10:54
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 205 debraregypt 23-Feb-04 15:53
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 216 ananda 23-Feb-04 16:16
Archetypes of the collective unconscious 253 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:55
Re: Archetypes of the collective unconscious 243 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:04
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 236 David L 23-Feb-04 22:28
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 218 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 228 David L 24-Feb-04 01:35
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 224 Milo 24-Feb-04 01:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 198 Lee McGiffen 25-Feb-04 09:51
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 183 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:22
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 249 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:24
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 230 Milo 26-Feb-04 15:55
Lee... What about Moses? 225 ananda 26-Feb-04 16:12
Evidence that Jesus Existed 198 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:16
Re: Lee... What about Moses? 217 David L 26-Feb-04 20:37
Deblinkering debunkers... 222 Morph 24-Feb-04 15:26
Re: Deblinkering debunkers... 225 Zosimos 24-Feb-04 18:50
Re: Deblinkering debunkers... 185 Morph 25-Feb-04 15:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 221 Lee McGiffen 25-Feb-04 09:58
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 215 ananda 25-Feb-04 13:10
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 209 Milo 25-Feb-04 16:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 197 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:27
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 193 Zosimos 25-Feb-04 21:16
Re: Christ and Dionysis - good article 205 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:58
6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 201 Milo 25-Feb-04 18:05
Re: 6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 199 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:14
Re: 6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 199 Milo 25-Feb-04 18:34
Hmmm... 243 Morph 26-Feb-04 15:16
Re: Hmmm... 229 Morph 26-Feb-04 15:20
Re: Hmmm... 210 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:44
Au Contraire... 210 Morph 27-Feb-04 14:36


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