New Evidence Claims Jesus Was Married with Children

The Jesus Jumpers are leaping and weeping as a controversial new book is making the claim that the so-called Son of God married Mary Magdalene and had two sons. The authors say the evidence comes from a 1,500-year-old manuscript uncovered at the British Library.

Jesus and Mary Magdalene wearing those lovelorn looks.  Pic courtesy io9.com

Jesus and Mary Magdalene wearing those lovelorn looks. Pic courtesy io9.com

The fascinating new book, titled The Lost Gospel, is authored by Israeli-Canadian writer Simcha Jacobovici and York University Professor Barrie Wilson. Their claims are based on an Aramaic document that dates back to 570 AD. The writers say they spent six years working on the book, and that they found the document in the British Library.

According to the authors, the characters described in this “fifth gospel”, Joseph and Aseneth, are code for Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The two were supposedly married by the Pharaoh of Egypt and had two sons.

“There is now written evidence that Jesus was married to Mary the Magdalene and that they had children together. … Gathering dust in the British Library is a document that takes us into the missing years of Jesus’s life,” the book states.

But some so-called experts say it’s all nonsense. From ABC News:

Mark Goodacre, a professor of religious studies at Duke University, is skeptical of the book’s findings.

“I don’t think that there is any credibility in these claims at all,” Goodacre said. “There is simply no evidence in this text or anywhere else that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, much less that they had a couple of children.”

And as noted in Haartez:

Co-author Simcha Jacobovici has been known to shake up the archaeological world with provocative theories about early Christianity. In his films, he claimed to have uncovered the location of the original tomb of Jesus and his family (in the Talpiot neighborhood of Jerusalem) and the nails used for the crucifixion.

This is not the first time historians have made such a claim. Back in 2012, a Harvard university professor unveiled a 4th century fragment of papyrus claiming that Jesus had a wife.

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7 Responses to New Evidence Claims Jesus Was Married with Children

  1. Timmy Mahoney

    November 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    This assumes there was a Jesus who was derived from a virgin birth, raised people from the dead, turned water into wine, and raised himself from the dead. LOL. Right.

  2. jess

    November 16, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    That pic cracks me up every time I see it. We all know Jeebus had blonde hair green eyes and looked like Willem Defoe don’t we. Also too, pissing off the fundies telling them he liked to get his freak on pleases me.

    • Michael John Scott

      November 16, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      The Fundies just can’t abide any insinuation that their beloved Jeebs looked anything like someone from the Middle East. Idiots one and all.

      • jess

        November 16, 2014 at 6:20 pm

        We went to a christening thing for one of my husband’s friends yesterday right. I swear… I say I am not doing this again and I keep doing it, an hour or more of my precious time I will never get back, hoping the damn place would collapse in on me so I didn’t have to sit through it. He was godfather to the kid so he had no choice but to be there I could not come up with a really good excuse to avoid it. Srsly, I tried everything.

  3. Rachael

    November 16, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    There were thousands of people named Jesus back in the day. How does anyone know which one was the “Son of God?” Was there an announcement of some kind or was the clown claiming to be just a well known hippy of the day?

    • jess

      November 16, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      I think he was the Bieber of his day myself, all those screaming girls just got the message wrong like a really bad tabloid story, kinda like Kim Kardashian’s ass wasn’t photoshopped to within an inch of it life this past week.

  4. Stormin' Norm

    November 16, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Look. Assuming Jesus existed – and it is quite probable that he did – he was a bloke. He was a chap. He was a man. Also assuming he wasn’t gay – which is cool by me – then one of the most important things in his life was jumping some girls bones. It’s a ‘man thing’.

    If Jesus existed – and I’m sure he did – then he got laid. End of.

    Actually, as I’m adopted and have no idea who my father is…..well?….You never know do you?….Could Rampart be the second coming?

    Oh…all right…not since I was about 50 😉

    I’ll behave now…probably