Was Jesus Married to Mary Magdalene?

“The Gospel of Mary” was discovered in 1896, written by an unknown author. Some scholars contest that the Mary who is named in this book is referred to Mary Magdalene.

Peter was somehow complaining when he said, “Did He really speak privately with a woman and not openly to us? Are we to turn about and all listen to her? Did He prefer her to us?”

Levi responded to Peter, “Peter you have always been hot tempered. Now I see you contending against the woman like the adversaries. But if the Savior made her worthy, who are you indeed to reject her? Surely the Savior knows her very well. That is why He loved her more than us.”

“The Gospel of Philip” was discovered in 1945. Another book shunned by most of the Christian churches. Here’s an interesting excerpt:

“…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 I’m not mistaken, as based on the Jewish law, it’s forbidden for someone to kiss another person of opposite sex except for married couples. If this is the case, Jesus must have been married to Mary unless he broke such law.

Looking from a distance at the two books with reflection, it’s logical to conclude that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married. Because of this, it’s just right that Jesus would disclose the higher truths of his teachings to her own wife. Mary can be interpreted as the one who sees or the one who is open minded with great faith as opposed to the closed minded spiritually blind who is hesitant to believe even when there’s proof.

Was Jesus (popularly known as the celibate divine being) married to Mary Magdalene (some considered to be a former prostitute, although not clearly indicated in the Gospels)?


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