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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 ... 945 ananda 23-Feb-04 02:51
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 337 Milo 23-Feb-04 04:18
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 299 ananda 23-Feb-04 04:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 265 Milo 23-Feb-04 05:12
Mod Comment to you two 267 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 14:42
Re: Mod Comment to you two 273 Milo 23-Feb-04 15:00
Fallen Angels & Co. 287 Nejc 23-Feb-04 15:09
Re: Fallen Angels & Co. 289 Milo 23-Feb-04 15:18
Yes .. ups.. sorry..n/t 280 Nejc 23-Feb-04 15:27
it's me - lol 320 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 16:19
Re: it's me - lol 315 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:21
No probs n/t 311 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 16:30
Re: Divine Beings 305 Nebankh 23-Feb-04 16:47
Re: Divine Beings 299 Milo 23-Feb-04 17:17
Divine Agreement to Differ 306 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 17:58
Re: Divine Agreement to Differ 317 Milo 23-Feb-04 18:22
Believers and Researchers 336 Nejc 23-Feb-04 18:48
I am not a blind believer but a researcher 319 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:01
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 316 Nejc 23-Feb-04 19:15
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 304 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:19
Oh. Thanks for this one :) n/t 308 Nejc 23-Feb-04 19:22
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 261 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:21
On the other hand... 331 Nejc 23-Feb-04 20:21
Re: On the other hand... 305 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:39
Re: Divine Beings 338 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 19:00
Re: Divine Beings 278 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:09
Re: Divine Beings 330 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 19:24
Re: Divine Beings 288 David L 23-Feb-04 22:42
Is there another site for serious discussion? 319 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 23:09
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 310 Paul Mallon 24-Feb-04 18:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 295 Milo 24-Feb-04 19:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 279 David L 25-Feb-04 01:48
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 273 Milo 25-Feb-04 02:14
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 290 David L 25-Feb-04 03:03
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 267 Milo 25-Feb-04 06:37
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 281 David L 25-Feb-04 16:30
No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 281 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:18
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 285 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:47
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 292 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:54
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 283 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:58
Re: Cana 290 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:30
Re: Cana - missed off a bit! 280 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:32
Re: Cana - missed off a bit! 284 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:05
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 253 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:57
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 305 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:36
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 318 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 10:19
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 278 ananda 26-Feb-04 16:01
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 307 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:14
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 311 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:23
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 323 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:27
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 303 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:58
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 267 Milo 26-Feb-04 17:01
Augustinian vs. Gnostic (and even Pelagian) 294 ananda 26-Feb-04 17:30
Re: Augustinian vs. Gnostic (and even Pelagian) 295 Milo 26-Feb-04 17:43
In Addition.... 270 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 18:50
Point was missed 261 ananda 26-Feb-04 18:58
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 282 ArmchairObserver 25-Feb-04 18:45
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 261 Zosimos 25-Feb-04 18:53
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 279 ArmchairObserver 25-Feb-04 19:02
I misread the quoted passage... 269 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:28
Re: I misread the quoted passage... 317 David L 25-Feb-04 23:20
Re: I misread the quoted passage... 272 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:31
One more thing... 300 David L 25-Feb-04 23:25
Re: One more thing... 298 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:32
Also... 293 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:41
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 294 David L 25-Feb-04 23:08
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 290 Thirdwave 25-Feb-04 23:33
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 307 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:36
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 285 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:01
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 283 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:37
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 302 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:53
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 279 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:58
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 303 sunbeam 23-Feb-04 15:50
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 308 ananda 23-Feb-04 16:15
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 315 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:28
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 318 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:25
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 305 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:36
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 319 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 311 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:49
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 289 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:22
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 261 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:26
Osirus - Seprapis - Christianity 312 Jaimi 23-Feb-04 21:04
Re: Osirus - Seprapis - Christianity 326 Milo 23-Feb-04 21:27
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 313 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:23
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 312 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:32
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 312 Paul Mallon 24-Feb-04 19:43
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 305 Milo 24-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 305 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:35
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 277 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:35
And by the way... 310 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:36
Re: And by the way... 321 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:42
Re: And by the way... 273 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:14
Re: And by the way... 279 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:28
Re: And by the way... 294 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 16:48
Sources? 295 ananda 26-Feb-04 17:24
Re: Sources? 274 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 18:29
Re: And by the way... 390 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 17:00
Re: And by the way... 291 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 17:45
Re: And by the way... 392 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 18:20
Re: And by the way... 276 ananda 26-Feb-04 18:49
Re: And by the way... 375 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 19:15
Re: And by the way... 265 ananda 26-Feb-04 21:11
Re: And by the way... 370 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 23:30
Re: And by the way... 363 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 00:14
Re: And by the way... 280 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 13:35
Re: And by the way... 345 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 16:44
Re: And by the way... 488 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 16:46
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 299 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:40
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 293 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 336 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:57
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 323 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 357 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:23
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 321 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:24
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 317 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:34
Challenge to Milo 314 ananda 23-Feb-04 21:21
Re: Challenge to Milo 333 Milo 23-Feb-04 21:38
Re: Challenge to Milo 369 ananda 23-Feb-04 21:43
Re: Challenge to Milo 306 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:31
Yes you are n/t 313 Nejc 23-Feb-04 21:56
Re: Yes you are n/t 288 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:25
Then again... 287 Nejc 24-Feb-04 08:31
Big Blue :) 304 Thirdwave 24-Feb-04 10:54
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 286 debraregypt 23-Feb-04 15:53
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 299 ananda 23-Feb-04 16:16
Archetypes of the collective unconscious 335 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:55
Re: Archetypes of the collective unconscious 322 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:04
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 320 David L 23-Feb-04 22:28
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 302 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 310 David L 24-Feb-04 01:35
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 303 Milo 24-Feb-04 01:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 278 Lee McGiffen 25-Feb-04 09:51
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 265 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:22
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 331 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:24
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 308 Milo 26-Feb-04 15:55
Lee... What about Moses? 299 ananda 26-Feb-04 16:12
Evidence that Jesus Existed 272 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:16
Re: Lee... What about Moses? 289 David L 26-Feb-04 20:37
Deblinkering debunkers... 285 Morph 24-Feb-04 15:26
Re: Deblinkering debunkers... 291 Zosimos 24-Feb-04 18:50
Re: Deblinkering debunkers... 248 Morph 25-Feb-04 15:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 300 Lee McGiffen 25-Feb-04 09:58
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 287 ananda 25-Feb-04 13:10
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 282 Milo 25-Feb-04 16:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 276 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:27
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 257 Zosimos 25-Feb-04 21:16
Re: Christ and Dionysis - good article 286 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:58
6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 276 Milo 25-Feb-04 18:05
Re: 6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 274 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:14
Re: 6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 275 Milo 25-Feb-04 18:34
Hmmm... 314 Morph 26-Feb-04 15:16
Re: Hmmm... 298 Morph 26-Feb-04 15:20
Re: Hmmm... 284 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:44
Au Contraire... 283 Morph 27-Feb-04 14:36


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