Did Jesus Have a Wife?

There are really just a few blogs that I read and Just Genesis is at the top of that list. Alice has a way of cutting to the basics and I encourage my readers to visit her blog. (leah)

by Alice C. Linsley at Just Genesis blog

Jesus Christ never married but He has two brides, following the marriage and acendancy pattern of his Horite ruler-priest ancestors. A second bride was taken shortly before he ascended.

The second bride is the Church, represented by Photini. As was the common practice among Abraham’s people, grooms met and courted their brides at wells.

The pattern of two wives characterizes the Horite marriage and ascendency structure. This is evident with Abraham’s father, Abraham, Jacob, Esau and Moses’ father.

The first wife is his sister bride, represented by all who lived in faithful expectation of His coming into the world in the flesh. They repose in the “Bosom of Abraham.” Among these are the priest Simeon and the Prophetess Anna.

Karen L. King, the Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard University, notes that Jesus refers to a wife in this Gnostic Coptic fragment.  The specific phrase in question reads, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife…” and many assume that this must be a literal wife.

Photo: Karen L King

In this article in the New York Times, King makes the point that “that this fragment should not be taken as proof that Jesus, the historical person, was actually married. The text was probably written centuries after Jesus lived, and all other early, historically reliable Christian literature is silent on the question.”

The Vatican has declared the fragment a fake.

Related reading:  Who Were the Horites?; Moses’ Horite Family; Jesus’ Horite Ancestry; Yes, Georgia, there is a Kingdom!; Dr. Albert Mohler, The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife? When Sensationalism Masquerades as Scholarship; The Wife of Jesus Hoax


2 thoughts on “Did Jesus Have a Wife?

  1. What the Gnostic writings has to do with the true gospel of salvation? Through history many people had and still tried to strip Jesus of His deity.The marriage is taken to be proof that He was not God in the flesh,but only a mortal man.Lies sell very well,the truth does not but always prevails.The Holy blood Holy grail pretend that Jesus escaped death on the cross and married Mary Magdalene.Then da vinci code pretend a secret marriage between Jesus and Mary Magdalene and the real blood of the grail is inside Mary based on the painting of the last supper by leonardo da vinci.Now a scholar has a writing words on a papyrus about Jesus wife and titled that papyrus in the shape of a credit card,a gospel! In the above fake stories there is a very dangerous and deceiving lie about the real blood and the wife.The truth is that REAL and HOLY blood is on Jesus’ forehead and not in the womb of Mary Magdalene or any other woman.This is revealed by souheil bayoud in the true story the coin of the temple.As for the wife,the impossibility of the marriage of Jesus is like the physical resurrection which cannot be seen by the blinds and is not and will not be revealed to opponents to Orthodox Christianity and the Church.

    • Dear Souheil,
      I suggest you read this post carefully, though perhaps there is a language barrier? Our Lord and Savior, Jesus does have a wife, it is His Bride, the Church. Nothing I have posted is in contradiction to the Orthodox Faith, and it is important to read everything before passing judgment.
      In Christ,

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