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The passage you quoted does say consort and not cohort so apologies for that. Please allow me to start again with David's quotation from the Oxford University Press:

> 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

I would be intersted in seeing the original Greek translation of the above passage because according to this translation by Wesley W. Isenberg, the passage uses the word companion, not consort:

"As for the Wisdom who is called "the barren," she is the mother of the angels. And the companion of the [...] Mary Magdalene. [...] loved her more than all the disciples, and used to kiss her often on her mouth. The rest of the disciples [...]. 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. When the light comes, then he who sees will see the light, and he who is blind will remain in darkness."

If the original translation uses the Greek word "koinonos" for "companion" or "consort", as it does in the orginal translation of the other passage from The Gospel of Philip ("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."), then that is significant because 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).

Again, it's interesting that Wesley W. Isenberg translates the original word as "companion".

If the original word is other than "koinonos" and is translated as "consort" (meaning that Wesley W. Isenberg's translation is vague), then it renders the rest of the quoted passage nonsensical because 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.

Rob

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Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 926 ananda 23-Feb-04 02:51
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 332 Milo 23-Feb-04 04:18
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 294 ananda 23-Feb-04 04:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 260 Milo 23-Feb-04 05:12
Mod Comment to you two 261 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 14:42
Re: Mod Comment to you two 268 Milo 23-Feb-04 15:00
Fallen Angels & Co. 282 Nejc 23-Feb-04 15:09
Re: Fallen Angels & Co. 282 Milo 23-Feb-04 15:18
Yes .. ups.. sorry..n/t 275 Nejc 23-Feb-04 15:27
it's me - lol 314 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 16:19
Re: it's me - lol 309 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:21
No probs n/t 305 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 16:30
Re: Divine Beings 297 Nebankh 23-Feb-04 16:47
Re: Divine Beings 292 Milo 23-Feb-04 17:17
Divine Agreement to Differ 301 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 17:58
Re: Divine Agreement to Differ 311 Milo 23-Feb-04 18:22
Believers and Researchers 330 Nejc 23-Feb-04 18:48
I am not a blind believer but a researcher 313 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:01
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 310 Nejc 23-Feb-04 19:15
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 299 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:19
Oh. Thanks for this one :) n/t 302 Nejc 23-Feb-04 19:22
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 256 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:21
On the other hand... 325 Nejc 23-Feb-04 20:21
Re: On the other hand... 298 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:39
Re: Divine Beings 334 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 19:00
Re: Divine Beings 272 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:09
Re: Divine Beings 326 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 19:24
Re: Divine Beings 282 David L 23-Feb-04 22:42
Is there another site for serious discussion? 314 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 23:09
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 305 Paul Mallon 24-Feb-04 18:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 289 Milo 24-Feb-04 19:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 273 David L 25-Feb-04 01:48
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 267 Milo 25-Feb-04 02:14
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 284 David L 25-Feb-04 03:03
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 262 Milo 25-Feb-04 06:37
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 275 David L 25-Feb-04 16:30
No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 276 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:18
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 279 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:47
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 286 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:54
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 278 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:58
Re: Cana 284 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:30
Re: Cana - missed off a bit! 274 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:32
Re: Cana - missed off a bit! 277 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:05
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 248 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:57
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 300 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:36
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 313 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 10:19
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 273 ananda 26-Feb-04 16:01
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 300 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:14
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 304 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:23
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 318 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:27
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 297 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:58
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 262 Milo 26-Feb-04 17:01
Augustinian vs. Gnostic (and even Pelagian) 288 ananda 26-Feb-04 17:30
Re: Augustinian vs. Gnostic (and even Pelagian) 288 Milo 26-Feb-04 17:43
In Addition.... 264 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 18:50
Point was missed 254 ananda 26-Feb-04 18:58
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 277 ArmchairObserver 25-Feb-04 18:45
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 257 Zosimos 25-Feb-04 18:53
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 273 ArmchairObserver 25-Feb-04 19:02
I misread the quoted passage... 263 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:28
Re: I misread the quoted passage... 312 David L 25-Feb-04 23:20
Re: I misread the quoted passage... 266 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:31
One more thing... 294 David L 25-Feb-04 23:25
Re: One more thing... 291 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:32
Also... 287 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:41
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 289 David L 25-Feb-04 23:08
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 283 Thirdwave 25-Feb-04 23:33
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 301 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:36
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 279 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:01
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 278 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:37
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 297 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:53
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 271 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:58
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 297 sunbeam 23-Feb-04 15:50
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 302 ananda 23-Feb-04 16:15
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 309 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:28
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 313 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:25
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 298 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:36
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 312 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 306 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:49
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 282 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:22
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 255 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:26
Osirus - Seprapis - Christianity 307 Jaimi 23-Feb-04 21:04
Re: Osirus - Seprapis - Christianity 320 Milo 23-Feb-04 21:27
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 306 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:23
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 307 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:32
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 307 Paul Mallon 24-Feb-04 19:43
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 299 Milo 24-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 300 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:35
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 271 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:35
And by the way... 304 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:36
Re: And by the way... 315 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:42
Re: And by the way... 266 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:14
Re: And by the way... 272 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:28
Re: And by the way... 287 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 16:48
Sources? 289 ananda 26-Feb-04 17:24
Re: Sources? 269 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 18:29
Re: And by the way... 381 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 17:00
Re: And by the way... 285 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 17:45
Re: And by the way... 384 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 18:20
Re: And by the way... 270 ananda 26-Feb-04 18:49
Re: And by the way... 367 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 19:15
Re: And by the way... 260 ananda 26-Feb-04 21:11
Re: And by the way... 361 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 23:30
Re: And by the way... 356 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 00:14
Re: And by the way... 274 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 13:35
Re: And by the way... 337 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 16:44
Re: And by the way... 476 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 16:46
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 293 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:40
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 287 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 330 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:57
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 317 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 351 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:23
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 313 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:24
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 311 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:34
Challenge to Milo 309 ananda 23-Feb-04 21:21
Re: Challenge to Milo 327 Milo 23-Feb-04 21:38
Re: Challenge to Milo 363 ananda 23-Feb-04 21:43
Re: Challenge to Milo 300 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:31
Yes you are n/t 306 Nejc 23-Feb-04 21:56
Re: Yes you are n/t 281 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:25
Then again... 281 Nejc 24-Feb-04 08:31
Big Blue :) 298 Thirdwave 24-Feb-04 10:54
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 280 debraregypt 23-Feb-04 15:53
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 293 ananda 23-Feb-04 16:16
Archetypes of the collective unconscious 330 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:55
Re: Archetypes of the collective unconscious 317 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:04
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 314 David L 23-Feb-04 22:28
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 297 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 304 David L 24-Feb-04 01:35
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 297 Milo 24-Feb-04 01:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 273 Lee McGiffen 25-Feb-04 09:51
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 260 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:22
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 325 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:24
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 303 Milo 26-Feb-04 15:55
Lee... What about Moses? 293 ananda 26-Feb-04 16:12
Evidence that Jesus Existed 266 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:16
Re: Lee... What about Moses? 284 David L 26-Feb-04 20:37
Deblinkering debunkers... 281 Morph 24-Feb-04 15:26
Re: Deblinkering debunkers... 287 Zosimos 24-Feb-04 18:50
Re: Deblinkering debunkers... 244 Morph 25-Feb-04 15:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 295 Lee McGiffen 25-Feb-04 09:58
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 282 ananda 25-Feb-04 13:10
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 278 Milo 25-Feb-04 16:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 271 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:27
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 252 Zosimos 25-Feb-04 21:16
Re: Christ and Dionysis - good article 282 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:58
6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 271 Milo 25-Feb-04 18:05
Re: 6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 269 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:14
Re: 6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 271 Milo 25-Feb-04 18:34
Hmmm... 310 Morph 26-Feb-04 15:16
Re: Hmmm... 294 Morph 26-Feb-04 15:20
Re: Hmmm... 279 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:44
Au Contraire... 278 Morph 27-Feb-04 14:36


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