Was Jesus married? That is the question that many people have after reading The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown. Mary Magdalene is commonly believed to have traveled the Jesus and the disciples. She is a small character in the bible important only as the first witness to the resurrection of Jesus. In the eyes of the public, they feel that Mary Magdalene was more then just a witness, that she was his wife. There are passages in the bible supporting Mary Magdalene was not Jesus' wife and it conflicts with what Mr. Brown says in The Da Vinci Code. In the book, Leonardo Da Vinci's painting of The Last Supper depicts that the person to right of Jesus is a women, Mary Magdalene but is usually claimed to be John the Baptist. In Patricia Limericks essay, "Haunted America," she claims that history is not always correct. Many readers believe Mary Magdalene could very well be Jesus' wife; the witnesses and writers of the bible could have left that piece of information out. On the other hand, many Christians, Catholics, and Protestants believe that Mary was not his wife because there is no evidence in the bible. The Da Vinci Code is considered to be revisionist history because it is contradicting what were said hundreds sometimes thousands of years ago. According to The Da Vinci Code, Leonardo Da Vinci's painting of The Last Supper has numerous hidden symbolisms. For example the book suggest that "the character to Jesus' right, generally thought to be John, is really female, not male, and is Leonardo's vision of Mary Magdalene, sitting in the most important
place next to Jesus." (Secrets of the Code). If you look extremely close to the painting you can see that all of the men in the picture look as if they are at least over the age of 30 years old. The bible claims that all of the disciples were under the age of twenty years old. Jesus had to pay temple tax for his disciples during the ages of seventeen and twenty, the age when the boys were...
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