Was Jesus Christ married with kids?
A New book rakes up controversy
Jesus’ Marriage to Mary Magdelene, Bride of God
A controversial new book releasing on Wednesday it set to make waves in the international community as it claims that Jesus was married and had children.
The Washington Post has reported that the book, The Lost Gospel is based on a translation of the Ecclesiastical History of Zacharias Rhetor, written on treated animal skin, which was brought to the United Kingdom in 1847 when the British Museum bought it from an Egyptian monastery. Academicians have in the past studied the manuscript and have disregarded it.
This is not the first book to make such claims. The Lost Gospel is set to join the ranks of Nikos Kazantzakis’ 1953 book The Last Temptation of Christ and, the widely read, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, both making the same allegations.
The authors Professor Barrie Wilson and writer Simcha Jacobovic spent months translating the text , which they claim states Jesus had two children and the original Virgin Mary was Jesus’s wife and not his mother. They claim that the mysteries of Jesus Christ’s private life have been hidden at the British Museum for decades. However, the British Library has put some distance between itself and the book issuing a statement, saying it “has no connection with the book other than housing the manuscript used by research for the authors.”
The authors claim that this anonymously written document has an embedded meaning in it. The authors bring out the similarities between the figure in the text named Joseph, who they claim bore striking similarities to Jesus. He was depicted as “savior-figure,” and “Joseph, like Jesus, was assumed dead and turned up alive; he too had humble beginnings and ended up a king of sorts.” This led them to the conclusion that Joseph was in fact, Jesus.
And this Joseph, they said, had a wife called Aseneth, whom they claim represented Mary Magdalene.
The authors will be answering questions at the British library on Wednesday and their publisher Pegasus, has confirmed that the press conference will go ahead as planned. The book is available for pre-order on Amazon before it’s lauch date of 12 November.