The Wife of Jesus?

The Wife of Jesus? In the news today is a fragment of papyrus which purportedly refers to Mary the wife of Jesus. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/us/historian-says-piece-of-papyrus-refers-to-jesus-wife.html  Such claims have been made for centuries but only recently have they gained wide spread attention.  Due in large part to the blockbuster book “The Da Vinci Code” this theory has now been disseminated beyond the plastered halls of academia and brought into the living rooms of everyday people.  What was once only whispered about among so called higher critics is now openly discussed with a measure of respectability.  Did Jesus really marry Mary Magdalene?  Did they produce offspring?  Is there a holy blood line of Jesus? For those who have checked out the claims of the Da Vinci Code and the Holy Blood Holy Grail, you already know that much of the so called evidence in these books is based on the fabricated Templar documents of Pierre Plantard.  You also know that the Bible is silent on any such relationship between Mary and Jesus. At the root of this debate are two competing world views.  The Biblical world view which believes mankind is a fallen creation and in need of a Savior.  The secular world view which believes mankind is evolving and will eventually reach enlightenment by his own efforts.  Jesus as a married man who lived to father children fits nicely into this latter world view. Since the 1st or 2nd century this “enlightenment” philosophy has made inroads into Christianity. Egypt has traditionally been a hot bed for some of these claims. There are those of this enlightened philosophy who believe that in 96 AD, the apostle Mark made a convert of an Alexandrian sage named Ormus, along with six of his followers. With their conversion, they brought into Christianity the Zoroastrian, Mithraic, and Hermetic philosophies of the ancients. This new brand of Christianity chose the symbol of the red cross. These enlightened Christians called themselves the Sages of Light. The official version of the story was that these Sages of Light or enlightened ones eventually became known as Rosenkreutz, or Rosicrucians, after their red cross symbol. It is worth noting that Rosenkreutz may well have been a clever concealment for raz karowz, which was Aramaic for “Heralds of Secrets.” The Sages of Light, the Heralds of Secrets, kept the doctrine of enlightenment alive for the next one thousand years until they passed the torch to the Knights Templar.

So what do you believe? Was Jesus just another man or was he the Son of God?  What if the answer to this question was encoded in the first chapter of the first book of the New Testament and the 13th Enumeration was the key?

 

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11 thoughts on “The Wife of Jesus?

  1. Elijah ben Asher

    If Jesus did produce children by Mary, They would have divine blood and then could never die, as Jesus once said that certain of those with Him on one day would never taste death. However, There is much 2 much complication with speculation, unless you are truly led by the Holy Spirit to come to a greater knowledge of the Truth. But there is indeed truth in the numerical scheme that runs under the surface of the Holy Scriptures, and does lead to the deeper meanings and truths for those that have the keys to look through the superficial, for as it is said of ancient times of His Word, “The letter of the law is not the law itself, but only the rainment in which it is swathed.” Gematria came close sometimes. But Elijah ben Asher showed in his treatise, “The Massoreth Ha-Massoreth of Elias Levita: Being an Exposition of the Massoretic Notes on the Hebrew Bible; Or, The Ancient Critical Apparatus of the Old Testament in Hebrew” that there is a fantastic numerical scheme that runs from Genesis to Malachi. Psalm 119 is the best plain example the early student can grasp. Each set therein is plainly shown to have each sentence start with words in the Order of the Hebrew alphabet, Aleph to Tau. But it is also an acrostic if one can know the order of the progression of the words, and thus an entirely new and wonderful glory to Adonai Yo’vah comes out, and even has Hebrew rhyme. But yet another devoted soul named Ivan Panin also was blessed with discovering the numerical phenomenon Within the Bible, both the Hebrew and the Greek, since from the beginning of those alphabets and languages, each letter of the alphabet also had a numerical value. Thus, Aleph = 1, Bet = 2, up to the 11th letter (the octave) which changes to 20, the next letter 30, to the 20th letter, which then became 100, then 200, up to Tau = 400. Each letter has an ordinal value but also a “place value” and then a total or full value combining the ordinal with the place. Hence, 1[ov]+1[pv]=2[fv], then 2+2=4, etc. but shifts with the 11th up to the 20th to the 22nd. The Greek was a bit more complicated due to stigma [6] not being given either a numerical value, as with koppa and 2 others of the total 24. Enough said. All of this has no meaning or value or usefulness Unless the person seeking this divine insight first has a True Love for His Word and thusly for HIM, and then an intent to use such divine insights to advance His Love and Truth in accordance with His Will as expressed through His Laws and Words through His Prophets and Adonai Ye’shua ben Yo’vah, Ha-Moshiach, Lord Jesus the Son of God, The Messiah. This isn’t just a trivial pursuit since the Adversary will take note of the pursuit and run interference. Prayer and Praying are very very important to then understand and Ask Him for these insights, because of a desire to Know Him greater and deeper and serve and worship Him so. Love of His Word means living it with all our mind and strength and heart, a very difficult thing to do in these End Times. I would fast for 40 days again if I could only find such of those that Love Him so and delight in the revelations of deeper spiritual Truths. Numbers have meaning. One is Unity, Two is Division, but also Divine confirmation (Joseph’s two dreams), Three is triangulation of equal and yet the half of the Square, Four is the number of rectitude and yet also Probation and Trial, hence our now 44th (probation has gone full and now judgment), Five is Mercy, Six is all Man & his creation and science, Seven is the Divine perfection, Eight is Regeneration, Nine is Judgment, Ten is of Fullness of count, Eleven is Divine multiplying and Truth, Twelve is of government of men under God, and Thirteen (6+7), is the sure sign of God’s Providence for Man and His Love for Man. There are more than one meaning for some numbers and that applies when they are seen in conjunction with the others. Enough said. Even as I go He shows the numbers that come with every location and He speaks through these to give signs. Like Lights along the path, with each step guided.
    May my God, the God of Israel, Bless all who read this with the Blessings of the tribes of Asher and Joseph for All the days of your life; And may you sit at my table, in my house, and I in yours, in the Kingdom of Heaven to come. And may His Love flow through you like a River of Living Water. I can give no greater blessing than that. But be mindful that He “calls those things that are not as though they were.” Romans 4:17b Don’t misuse your blessings.

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  2. jerri leis

    numbers of meanings have always intrigued me.. but still tryin to figure out number of man.. six hundred and sixty-six in revelation… any ideas?

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    1. Andie

      Hi Jerri. I’ll give you my opinion on the matter, if you care to have it. I’ll post it below. It’s an excerpt from my manuscript that I plan to have published this fall. Keep in mind when reading it that 6 is the number of humanity in Scripture, and 3 is the number of divinity.

      “Six hundred and sixty-six equals the sacred number seven minus one and multiplied by three. It symbolizes modern man’s depraved belief that humanity has the ability to elevate itself to divine perfection. Or, in other words, it represents humanity in its attempt to place Man on God’s throne.

      “Whereas most English translations of the Bible interpret Revelation 13:8 as ‘for it is the number of a person,’ the Greek text does not actually possess a definite article, and can be equally interpreted as ‘for it is the number of humanity.’ Thus, taking the Mark of the Beast signifies the act of placing one’s faith in humanity by rejecting the social Kingship of Christ.”

      It’s not a literal mark. It’s rather a worldview at odds with Christianity. It is the “operation of error” and the great deception spoken of by St. Paul that “will deceive even the elect, if that were possible.”

      Andie

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      1. William Struse Post author

        Hi Andie,

        Thank you for the great comment. I’ve never looked at it that way before. Food for thought. It fits with the very beginnings of the deception in Genesis. The luciferian promise that mankind’s “eyes would be opened” and we would eventually become gods.

        Warm Regards,
        William Struse

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  3. Deanna

    Jesus was God incarnate who came to seek and save that which was lost. He did not have a wife and children. He did not have an affair and He was not a homosexual. I have heard people try to claim these things about Him. Satan is the father of falsehoods and if he can get one person to be swayed, he has accomplished what he sought to do. Jesus only came to be that Redeeming Lamb and He was the perfect Lamb. He came so that each of us might have eternal life with Him. All these other claims are nothing but hogwash.

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    1. William Struse Post author

      Hi Deanna,

      I agree, but it is part of our responsibility to provide the Biblical evidence as to why their claims are not true.

      Thank you for your comments.

      Regards,
      William Struse

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  4. Daniel

    There is only one group that beleives 666 is divine..it is the numerical value of the koran..allah numerical value is 66. Starting with nimrod and Tammuz the antimessiah has always been middle eastern..its not the pope or any European from what I see. Antimessiah was Babylonian. At one point babylon covered most of what is now oil fields.

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  5. Ruth Hirt

    Inventions, imaginations from ”high places” are the sphere of fallen angels. Whatever has been written, lastly revealed in the Holy Writ are reliable, man’s spiritual fellowship with JESUS CHRIST is experiential phenomena, when this takes place in a person’s life, not even the pit of hell can refute. The HOLY SPIRITconnects, convicts, convinces and one is left without argument, JESUS CHRIST is The MESSIAH, The LIVING JEHOVAH Who IS THE HOLY ONE OF ELOIHIM ADONAI.

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  6. Rick

    This theory was first thrown at me while attending an all boys class of 9th grade Catechism in 1972 by a young GI who volunteered to teach. He also used Black Sabbath music to get us to contemplate life after death. Needless to say my mother wasn’t too impressed. She was raised in a convent.

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    1. William Struse Post author

      Hi Rick,

      Yes, its been around a while. I didn’t hear about it until Holy Blood Holy Grail came out.

      Thanks for your comments.
      Warm Regards,
      William Struse

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