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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 ... 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 305 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... 289 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:39
Re: Divine Beings 326 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 19:00
Re: Divine Beings 263 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 ... 264 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 269 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 276 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:54
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 269 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:58
Re: Cana 274 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 295 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 288 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 274 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... 352 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 272 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:25
Then again... 272 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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