Throughout the book, on numerous occasions, Brown talks about how Jesus could have been married to Mary Magdalene, and possibly could even have fathered a child. In one instance Teabing says, " the marriage of Jesus and Mary Magdalene is part of historical record. Jesus as a married man makes more sense than our standard biblical view of Jesus as a bachelor" (245). This goes against many of the Catholic teachings and traditions that say that Jesus was single and chaste the entirely of his life. The Bible says, "Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well" (1 Corinthians 7:37).
It is even more preposterous when Brown asserts that Mary Magdalene could have been one of the twelve original disciples. "The Last Supper is supposed to be thirteen men. Who is this woman?," Brown writes (243). Historically, The Last Supper was Jesus' last meal with his twelve Apostles. Brown is saying that one Jesus' twelve apostles may have been a woman. To begin with I would have to guess when Brown uses the word "disciples", he really means "apostles". The word... [continues]
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