Private Life of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ — not only the central figure in the Christian doctrine, but perhaps the most famous man who ever lived. However, reliable life of Christ's contemporaries have left, or it is to this day never came. Most of the information about the life of the Son of God incarnate among men, have to draw from the Gospels.

Aware of the worldly way of Jesus is not so much: the date and place of birth, parents, date of death. Other details are covered in a veil of darkness, not to destroy the image of the Messiah ascetic, comfortable church. But recently, researchers from the Harvard School of Theology was made discoveries that shed light on the personal life of Jesus

Mysterious papyrus

Scrap of papyrus, which refers to the wife of Jesus
Scrap of papyrus, which refers to the wife of Jesus

Disputes about the details of the life of Christ are not abated in the early Middle Ages.
While the canons of faith is not well established, hundreds of scholars in dozens of councils came together literally a life-and-death: Was Jesus a Jew, whether married, who his parents, he left behind heirs? Gradually formed the image that is presented to believers today. First and foremost, the clergy tried to stop the discussion about the family of Jesus. His wife called the Church — and a point. A wife the Saviour can not be. Especially since there can be no children. And then some yavyatsya heirs, and what to do with the entire church hierarchy, how to be the descendants of the Son of God?

Not long ago, a professor at Harvard Divinity School, Karen King, released the results of a study of papyrus preserved in a private collection. Eight lines, written in Coptic and, most likely, is a fragment of one of the Gospels, there is mention of the wife of Jesus Christ. "Jesus said to them, my wife," — says the record. By itself it does not prove anything, but if you consider the whole layer of circumstantial evidence, the official version of the Church does not look too strong.

According to scientists, the text was written in the middle of the II century AD, when the life of Christ multiplied almost exponentially. Since all of them were drawn up on the basis of oral tradition, the sometimes very significantly different from each other.

For a long time it was believed that the "wrong" gospel churchmen destroyed without trace. But was much easier to declare heresy eradicated, rather than dispose of it in fact.

Canonically recognized the four Gospels, the others have the status of the Apocrypha and the Church to be read is not recommended, in particular, the Gospel of Thomas, Philip and Mary, opened recently. Of course, they were written almost a hundred years later, the "right" Mark, Luke, John and Matthew, but that is no reason to distrust such sources.

Moreover, there is every reason to believe that the mention of the marital status of Jesus is not included in the New Testament intentionally, not to allocate any of the disciples of Christ. But early Christian writers of the word "spouse of Jesus" were well acquainted.

Look for the Woman

Theology professor Karen King is confident of the authenticity of the artifact
Scrap of papyrus, which refers to the wife of Jesus

Disputes about the details of the life of Christ are not abated in the early Middle Ages.
While the canons of faith is not well established, hundreds of scholars in dozens of councils came together literally a life-and-death: Was Jesus a Jew, whether married, who his parents, he left behind heirs? Gradually formed the image that is presented to believers today. First and foremost, the clergy tried to stop the discussion about the family of Jesus. His wife called the Church — and a point. A wife the Saviour can not be. Especially since there can be no children. And then some yavyatsya heirs, and what to do with the entire church hierarchy, how to be the descendants of the Son of God?

Not long ago, a professor at Harvard Divinity School, Karen King, released the results of a study of papyrus preserved in a private collection. Eight lines, written in Coptic and, most likely, is a fragment of one of the Gospels, there is mention of the wife of Jesus Christ. "Jesus said to them, my wife," — says the record. By itself it does not prove anything, but if you consider the whole layer of circumstantial evidence, the official version of the Church does not look too strong.

According to scientists, the text was written in the middle of the II century AD, when the life of Christ multiplied almost exponentially. Since all of them were drawn up on the basis of oral tradition, the sometimes very significantly different from each other.

For a long time it was believed that the "wrong" gospel churchmen destroyed without trace. But was much easier to declare heresy eradicated, rather than dispose of it in fact.

Canonically recognized the four Gospels, the others have the status of the Apocrypha and the Church to be read is not recommended, in particular, the Gospel of Thomas, Philip and Mary, opened recently. Of course, they were written almost a hundred years later, the "right" Mark, Luke, John and Matthew, but that is no reason to distrust such sources.

Moreover, there is every reason to believe that the mention of the marital status of Jesus is not included in the New Testament intentionally, not to allocate any of the disciples of Christ. But early Christian writers of the word "spouse of Jesus" were well acquainted.

Look for the Woman

Theology professor Karen King is confident of the authenticity of the artifact
Theology professor Karen King is confident of the authenticity of the artifact

If we allow the idea that Jesus was married, you first need to install it on anyone. The answer, surprisingly, easily found even in the canonical Gospels. After a miraculous resurrection of the Son of God before all appeared to Mary Magdalene. In the New Testament it is derived harlot, which is due to the preaching of Christ has returned to the fold and later accompanied Jesus from Galilee to Judea. But, even given that Mary Magdalene repented and believed, it is difficult to imagine that the risen Savior in the first place was the name of the former libertine. Another thing, if she was his wife. Then all at once falls into place.

You also need to consider what kind of society and what time Jesus lived.

An unmarried woman, in Jewish tradition, was not able to be in the company of a wandering prophet and his disciples. And the more she could not accompany him on his journey. It is appropriate to recall the episode of the "wrong" of the Gospel of Philip, Peter and the other disciples was seriously jealous of Jesus to Mary Magdalene, resenting that he kisses her on the lips. Very strange treatment of the ordinary follower. There is indirect evidence to marry Jesus, oddly enough, in the canonical Gospel of John. It is a description of the wedding at Cana.
Note that if Jesus had not yet preached a new faith and works wonders.

At some point over the wine on the table, and to Joshua asked his mother: "They have no wine." It was then made the first of the miracles of Christ — he turned water into wine, which led to the rapid approval of guests: "Every man serves the good wine first, and when men have drunk freely, then the poor, and you're good wine until now." The question is, what does eating and drinking at the wedding table was Jesus and his mother, if it was not his own wedding?

Yes, Christ never advocated celibacy, on the contrary. "Have you not read that the Creator from the beginning made man and woman? So let a man leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two one flesh "- said in the Gospel of Luke. By the way, in Jesus' unmarried man was extraordinary phenomenon, and could not be a teacher. Celibacy Hebrews equated almost a crime. Their law explicitly stated: "An unmarried man dares to teach others."

Marriage of convenience

Leonardo da Vinci.  "The Last Supper."  1495-1498 years
Leonardo da Vinci. "The Last Supper." 1495-1498 years

Since it turns out that Jesus was married, it is appropriate to take a closer look at the his wife. Their marriage to Mary Magdalene, it appears, pursued far-reaching goals and had important implications for the history. Why did Jesus chose as his wife is this woman?

First things first. Genealogy of Jesus derive from the Hebrew kings David and Solomon. That is sign "King of the Jews", attached to the cross, it was not harassed by the Romans, and a statement of fact.
Perhaps that's claim to the throne of Judah, and caused such a severe sentence — hardly a few years of preaching so frightened local and Roman authorities to send for a purpose to the series in general, a preacher of the provocateur, and then arrange a demonstration penalty.

But the fact is, that in itself is not Jesus looked legitimate contender for the throne of Jerusalem in the eyes of ordinary Jews. The people of Jerusalem belonged to the tribe of Benjamin, and to them Christ would even noble, but it was necessary. But having married a local woman (according to some legends, the descendant of a noble family of Benjamin tribe), he, and especially his successor, became a real political figure. So it is quite possible that Jesus not only married, but it was a marriage of convenience.

Not only that, the Gospel of Philip and Thomas suggest that Christ had children with whom the widowed Mary Magdalene left Judea, away from political persecution. With him she took the Grail, sacred blood of Jesus and later became one of the most revered Christian relics.

French track

Based on some data suggest that Jesus' family found shelter in one of the Jewish communities in the south of France. First, after 12 centuries it was there, in the Albigensian (religious Christian movement), "floated" the Holy Grail.

Second, in the south of France many churches and cathedrals dedicated … to Mary Magdalene. At least that is the conclusion, Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln — Author of "The Sacred mystery", analyzing the many myths and legends, is still prevailing in Provence.
In words, all these temples dedicated to the Virgin Mary, or the Virgin Mary, but a number of features indicate substantial deviations from the standard of Christian doctrine. And it is definitely nowhere else Mary Magdalene do not respect the way in Provence and Languedoc.

Particularly interesting family legend Lady of Trankavel. They were descended from the Merovingians — the first Frankish royal dynasty. This was dangerous to speak out, not to incur the wrath of the next ruling dynasties, but in the south of France kinship homes de Trankavel with the Merovingians was considered the undisputed fact. However, the "secret" was the second floor. Family members de Trankavel believed that the legendary size (one of the ancestors of the dynasty, who gave her name) is a direct descendant of Jesus and Mary Magdalene in the female line.

By the way, the tradition de Trankavel formed the basis of the book by Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code."
Of course, it's hard to say where is the truth and fiction, but contemporaries believed that the Merovingians and indeed endowed with miraculous powers. For example, they could pay the water into wine, and the most difficult to treat disease laying on of hands. So the family traits, as they say, is obvious.

Finally you can give one more interesting fact. A descendant of the Merovingians, Godfrey of Bouillon — one of the main instigators of the First Crusade, in which the Saracens had conquered Jerusalem. With great zeal in the campaign helped Gottfried even his subjects — lotaringtsy, and knights of southern France. Maybe they saw his accession to the throne of Jerusalem some higher justice? True, the title of King of Gottfried did not, saying that there will be crowned in the city where Jesus crowned with thorns.

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