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David,

> From the Gospel of Philip :
>
> 55. Wisdom (sophia) whom they call barren, is the mother of
> the angels,
> and the consort of Christ is Mary Magdalene. The Lord loved
> Mary more than all the disciples, and he kissed her on the
> mouth many times. The other disciples saw him...They said to
> him "Why do you love her more than all of us?" The Savior
> answered and said to them, "Why do not I love you as I do her?"
>
> From "Lost Scriptures: Books That did not make it into the
> New Testament", by Bart D. Ehrman-Chair, Divinity Dept. Univ.
> of North Carolina
>
> 2003-Oxford University Press

Cohort does not mean wife. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, cohort is fully defined as:

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division of ancient-Roman army; band of warrior; persons banded or grouped together; assistant, colleague. [ME, f. F cohorte or f. L cohors cohort- enclosure, company]

In the OED, there is no mention of cohort specifically meaning "wife"!

In the online version of the Cambridge Dictionary, the following definition is given and again, there's no mention that cohort specifically means "wife":

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cohort

group noun

1. SPECIALIZED a group of people who share a characteristic, usually age:

This study followed up a cohort of 386 patients aged 65 + for six months after their discharge home.

2. DISAPPROVING; a group of people who support a particular person, usually a leader:

The Mayor and his cohorts have abused their positions of power.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

[dictionary.cambridge.org]

The online MSN Encarta Dictionary has the following definition:

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co·hort [ko hàwrt] (plural co·horts)

noun

1. group of people: a united group of people

2. supporter: a supporter, accomplice, or associate of a leader, especially one to whom special treatment and preference is given ( disapproving )

3. statistics group with statistical similarities: a group of people sharing a common factor, for example, the same age or the same income bracket, especially in a statistical survey

4. history unit of Roman army: an ancient Roman military unit that formed one tenth of a legion and that consisted of 300 to 600 men

5. soldiers: a group of soldiers or warriors

[15th century. From, ultimately, the Latin stem cohort- , literally "enclosure," thus "people within an enclosure," hence "company of infantry", variant of cort- .]

[encarta.msn.com]

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary gives the same definition:

[www.m-w.com]

In fact no dictionary says that cohort means wife. I've checked all of the following dictionaries:

Wordsmyth English Dictionary; the The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, 2000; the Infoplease Dictionary; the Dictionary.com dictionary; the Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia; the Online Plain Text English Dictionary; the Webster Dictionary, 1913; the Rhymezone; the AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary; the Webster's 1828 Dictionary; the Hutchinson's Dictionary of Difficult Words; the WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper; the LookWAYup Translating Dictionary; The Word Detective dictionary; the 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Checkout: [www.onelook.com] for all of the above dictionaries that give a definition for "cohort".

As I said in my previous post, even if we suppose the above passage from The Book of Philip conveys historically accurate information, the passage itself appears 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.

There is no evidence in the non-canonical gospels that Jesus married Mary.

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 319 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... 304 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:39
Re: Divine Beings 338 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 19:00
Re: Divine Beings 277 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 ... 278 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 280 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 291 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:54
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 283 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:58
Re: Cana 289 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 310 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 302 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 289 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... 369 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 287 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:25
Then again... 286 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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