( Continued from Part one )
4. Who was Mary Magdalene?: 'One particularly troubling theme kept recurring in the [Gnostic] gospels. Mary Magdalene….More specifically, her marriage to Jesus Christ” (Davinci Code..Pg. 244) 'The Gospel of Philip says that “‘the companion of the Savior is..."
4. Who was Mary Magdalene?: 'One particularly troubling theme kept recurring in the [Gnostic] gospels. Mary Magdalene….More specifically, her marriage to Jesus Christ” (Davinci Code..Pg. 244) 'The Gospel of Philip says that “‘the companion of the Savior is Mary Magdalene. Christ loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on her mouth. The rest of the disciples were offended by it and expressed disapproval. They said to him, “Why do you love her more than all of us?” ’…As any Aramaic scholar will tell you, the word companion in those days, literally meant spouse.' (Da Vinici Code page 246). The basis Brown uses for this claim is the Gnostic Gospels, specifically The Gospel of Mary and the Gospel of Phillip, neither contain any mention of Jesus’ marriage to Mary, nor do any of the Gnostic Gospels. Brown’s argument for Jesus’ marriage to Mary Magdalene tries to infer that Jesus married marry from a line in the Gospel of Philip.
• Using the Gnostic “Gospel of Philip” and “Mary Magdalene as
the Da Vinci Code argues that Mary was Jesus’ wife (Page 244,246) • Both were
Gnostic works which tried to subvert Christianity back to Greek paganism. • The
main sacrament in the “Gospel of Philip” was the bridal chamber, which was the
way to redemption. • The “Bridal Chamber” was sexual mystery rite, in which the
new member would have the right to watch only after he became a “Bridegroom” or
“Bride” or “Heiros Gamos” • “Let the others yearn just to listen to her voice
and enjoy her ointment…..Bridegrooms and brides belong to the bridal chamber. No
one shall be able to see the bridegroom with the bride unless one becomes one.”
Gospel of Philip
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4. Who was Mary Magdalene?: 'One particularly troubling theme kept recurring in the [Gnostic] gospels. Mary Magdalene….More specifically, her marriage to Jesus Christ” (Davinci Code..Pg. 244) 'The Gospel of Philip says that “‘the companion of the Savior is Mary Magdalene. Christ loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on her mouth. The rest of the disciples were offended by it and expressed disapproval. They said to him, “Why ...