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MARY MAGDALENE & JESUS
 
THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF ILLUMINATI RITAL MARRIAGE
 
CAROLYN BESSETTE STOLE THE NAME MARY MAGADALENE OR MARIAMNE I OF PETRA = HOLY GRAIL OR CAMELOT
 
HERE IS THE PROOF THEY GET MARRIED EVERY LIFETIME
CAROLYN & JOHN......
 
AND CAROLYN WAS AFTER THE TITLE OF QUEEN OF CAMELOT
 
AND SHE WAS MAMI OF THE ALTRA HASIS FLOODS
 
AND THERE WERE ALWAYS AT LEAST 5 OTHER SPIRITS PIGGY BACKING IN ONE BODY
 
AND THEY ALL WANTED SOMETHING FOR NOTHING QUICK AND FAST

WHO WAS MARY MAGDALENE?
                           
                           At the Crucifixion and Resurrection, there is a mysterious woman who
                           is present, named Mary Magdalene.  Some say she was the wife of Jesus.
                           Others say she was a prostitute freed by Jesus.  Still others say she
                           was an esoteric figure of a secret royal line in France.
                           
                           Just who was this mysterious figure?
                           
                           The Biblical evidence identifies a woman who anoints Jesus with an
                           alabaster box at the house of a Pharisee named Simon as "a woman of the
                           city who was a sinner."[Lk 7:37]  Jesus then forgives her all her sins,
                           which sins He says, "are many."  In the very next section, we are told
                           that Mary Magdalene, "out of whom He had cast seven demons," had begun
                           following Jesus and the Apostles [Lk 8:2].  Jesus says that because the
                           woman had been forgiven much, she loved Him much [Lk 7:47].
                           
                           Many have assumed this woman is Mary Magdalene and that she was some
                           sort of prostitute because "woman of the city" could have that meaning
                           in some situations.  The text does not explicitly identify the woman as
                           Mary Magdalene or as a prostitute, however.  Luke does say Mary had had
                           seven demons cast out of her and responded by following Jesus.  It must
                           have been clear to Luke as he wrote that the strong similarity between
                           these two women and their juxtaposition in immediate succession would
                           lead many to identify the two as the same person.  The gospels often go
                           to some pains to avoid such confusion, for example, when John speaks of
                           "Judas" at the Last Supper and adds, "not the Iscariot."  So by failing
                           to clarify that Mary Magdalene is not the same woman, Luke in effect is
                           allowing us to make that identification.
                           
                           This, if correct, would lead us to a second conclusion very rapidly,
                           for the anointing of Jesus is REQUIRED by an express command of Jesus
                           to be recorded whenever the gospel is preached [Mt 26:13].  Therefore,
                           because the ONLY anointing Luke records is the one by that "woman of
                           the city," we must conclude that this is the same anointing as we see
                           recorded in the other gospels.  Note what the other accounts add:
                           
                           The anointing is in the house of Simon THE LEPER of BETHANY and the
                           box contained "VERY PRECIOUS" ointment [Mt 26:6-13].  This anointing of
                           Jesus is followed WITHOUT A BREAK by Judas betraying Jesus, implying a
                           direct link between the anointing and Judas' decision [Mt 26:14-15].
                           
                            Mark adds the fact that this ointment in Simon's house was of a very
                           precious substance called "SPIKENARD"--but someone complains, "Why was
                           this WASTE of the ointment made?  For it might have been SOLD FOR MORE
                           THAN 300 PENCE."[Mk 14:3-5]  That equals a YEAR'S WAGES in those days,
                           or roughly $20,000 in modern terms.  Obviously, this was a black-market
                           ointment, something ILLEGAL, such as oil used to anoint someone KING.
                           
                           John, at last, completes the story:  The woman who anoints Jesus is
                           none other than Mary of Bethany, the SISTER OF MARTHA AND LAZARUS.  So
                           the woman was named MARY after all.  And because she and her sister are
                           supposed to serve guests in this house, a house we can now identify as
                           the house of Simon the Pharisee, a "leper" (which some say was a coded
                           way of identifying a person who advocated independence from Rome, and
                           who was ostracized like a leper on the Sanhedrin), we must see Simon as
                           the FATHER of Mary, Martha and Lazarus.
                           
                           Now it becomes clear why these three siblings are living in the same
                           house; it is the family estate.  We know that Lazarus is wealthy when
                           we are told of the huge crowds that gather when Jesus raises Lazarus
                           from the dead.  Bethany was on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives
                           --prime real estate.  Yet Lazarus' family owns a large enough estate to
                           have this huge throng there ("the WHOLE WORLD has gone after Him"), and
                           a private tomb on the property of a PHARISEE who would want to maintain
                           ritual purity by keeeping his house as far from a tomb as possible.
                           
                           Simon is a wealthy Pharisee living on choice property near Jerusalem
                           with a house big enough to sleep several adult men and women.  It is
                           his daughter who anoints Jesus with contraband royal ointment in his
                           presence at a dinner in honor of his son Lazarus.
                           
                           This explains why a Pharisee would allow a "woman of the city who
                           was a sinner" into his house and let her POUR HER OINTMENT ALL OVER
                           JESUS AND ONTO HIS FLOOR.  Pharisees would NEVER permit a STRANGER to
                           enter their home who might be "unclean" and pour oil of UNKNOWN origin
                           onto their floor.  (She wipes the oil on Jesus' feet also.)  For the
                           ritually pure Pharisees this was anathema.  But if this is his very
                           own daughter, a woman he knew, and if he knew exactly where that oil
                           had come from, then the mystery vanishes.
                           
                           THE ANOINTING OIL
                           
                           So where did that oil come from?
                           
                           The term "SPIKE-nard" is very misleading.  The Greek actually calls
                           it "GENUINE nard"--which the translators change to "SPIKE-nard" on the
                           assumption that some copyist made a mistake.  But the correct reading
                           of "GENUINE" has awesome implications.  It signifies that this was the
                           GENUINE anointing oil.  In other words, THE GENUINE royal anointing oil
                           of the priests and kings.  The oil of KING DAVID.  Of the MESSIAH, the
                           ANOINTED One.
                           
                           No wonder Jesus insisted they include this story in every telling of
                           the gospel.  This was His official anointing as Priest and King.
                           
                           [The ancient origin of this alabaster box of oil is detailed in an
                           extensive audio/printed report called "THE SECRETS OF PETRA."  It is
                           far too much to cover on the web.  Copies can be ordered via our NEWS
                           & UPDATES page.]
                           
                           But could a fallen woman anoint Jesus Priest and King?
                           
                           MARY "THE MAGDALENE" AND HER FATHER NICODEMUS
                           
                           Mary and Martha are grown women living in their father's house on a
                           large estate.  This is most unusual.  Ordinarily the only way a woman
                           would return to her father's house was by being widowed or divorced or
                           if her husband had gone on a long journey and left her otherwise alone.
                           
                           The Talmud has a curious story about a man named Nicodemus.  It says
                           he was one of the richest men in Jewish history.  This Nicodemus had two
                           daughters named Mary and Martha:  Martha was a widow who returned to her
                           father Nicodemus' house, while Mary had married an extremely rich man
                           and had brought him a huge dowry.  The Talmud does not say why Mary was
                           living at home, but we may assume her husband travelled a great deal.
                           
                           The Talmud places this story 30 years AFTER the Biblical Nicodemus--
                           a generation later.  Tradition says that Nicodemus and his whole family
                           were ARRESTED because of their Christianity.   All were exiled to Gaul
                           by 37 AD, except Nicodemus, who is said to have seen them sail off from
                           Caesarea.  Yet the Talmud seems to place the family a generation later.
                           
                           But according to Psalm 109, people convicted of capital crimes--and
                           the book of Acts says that professing Christianity had become a capital
                           crime--had their NAMES BLOTTED OUT "unto the second generation."  So it
                           was FORBIDDEN for the rabbis to publicly discuss or write about someone
                           who had been blotted out, as Nicodemus and his family had been.  By the
                           shifting of the "time" of the Talmudic stories 30 years later, rabbis
                           could write about blotted-out events during the "forbidden" period.  We
                           have many Talmudic stories about Jesus, Lazarus and other blotted-out
                           New Testament figures, which also exhibit a similar time-shift.
                           
                           It appears, therefore, that the Talmud has coyly "resurrected" some
                           forbidden history of the family of Nicodemus and Mary Magdalene, which
                           shows she was married to one of the richest men in her world.  Who could
                           that be?
                           
                           MARY AND JOSEPH, THE "OTHER HOLY FAMILY"...
                           
                           The term "Nicodemus" means "innocent of blood" and is hardly a name
                           one receives at birth.  So "Simon" might well be his given name.  When
                           Jesus is condemned by the Sanhedrin, the vote has to be UNANIMOUS.  Yet
                           we know that two members, Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus do not feel
                           Jesus is guilty.  This can only mean that Caiaphas the High Priest held
                           their proxies and cast their votes for them.
                           
                           The Talmud and other sources reveal that Joseph and Nicodemus were
                           wealthy men who travelled far from Jerusalem, in the metals and grain
                           trades respectively.  Because they were not always available to vote,
                           they had to give their proxies to the High Priest.
                           
                           Nicodemus was a "RULER" of the people on the Sanhedrin, a man of
                           great wealth (he held a monopoly on grain in Jerusalem).  His friend
                           Joseph of Arimathea was in similar circumstances.  Undoubtedly, both
                           men often travelled together for months at a time.
                           
                           But why did they bury Jesus together?
                           
                           The Jewish law of burial left a man UNCLEAN for handling a dead body
                           --which would have prevented these men from eating the Passover, if we
                           accept John's gospel [Jn 18:28].  But the NEXT OF KIN were REQUIRED to
                           bury their family members.  That means both men were related to Jesus.
                           
                           Catholic tradition makes Joseph the UNCLE of Jesus' mother, Mary, but
                           they also say he was YOUNGER than Mary.  The Church has evolved a view
                           of Mary as staying a virgin AFTER giving birth to Jesus, and this led it
                           to elevate Mary to a semi-divine status Rome feels is incompatible with
                           her having any siblings.  The idea is that her mother Anna had no other
                           children but Mary.  But the starting point of this odd logic is Rome's
                           belief in Mary remaining virgin AFTER giving birth to Jesus, an idea the
                           Bible goes to great lengths to refute:
                           
                           The Bible declares, for example, that Mary lost her virginity at the
                           birth of Jesus [Lk 2:23; Is 66:9; Rev 12:4], had sex with her husband
                           [Mt 1:25], and was mother to many other children after Jesus [Mt 12:46-47;
                           13:55-57; 27:56,61; 28:1; Mk 6: 3-4; and many other similar passages]. To
                           maintain the myth of Mary keeping her virginity even after giving birth,
                           Rome decided in 1871 that Mary had herself had a miraculous birth without
                           original sin and without any siblings.  This meant Joseph of Arimathea
                           had to be pushed back another generation BEFORE Mary, even though he was
                           younger than Mary and was said to outlive her by 15 or 20 years.
                           
                           This confusion vanishes in light of the Biblical verses cited above,
                           which removes the need to falsify Mary's family structure. Joseph was her
                           younger brother, uncle to Jesus.  When their father, Heli Joachim, died,
                           Joseph took over the family's seat on the Jewish Sanhedrin.  If this were
                           not so, Jesus could not be David's heir.  The "honored seat" Joseph held
                           on the Council was, of course, the seat of the House of David, the KING'S
                           SEAT.  Jesus sat on it at age 12 [Lk 2:41-51].  Joseph of Arimathea had
                           to adopt Jesus by Jewish law if he believed Jesus to be legitimate, for
                           Joseph was the male elder of the family and a brother had to adopt his
                           sister's unheired sons.
                           
                           Had Joseph been an uncle of Mary the line of inheritance would have
                           deviated away from Jesus:  Mary would not have had it to pass down to
                           Jesus in the flesh.  Rome's efforts to deify Mary deny Jesus the throne
                           of David by natural inheritance, contrary to Scripture [Lk 1:31-33].
                           
                           So Joseph of Arimathea was obligated to adopt Jesus.  The adoption
                           papers are quoted by Luke in chapter 3 of his gospel.  Rome admits the
                           genealogy there is that of Mary's side of the family, but ignores the
                           fact that the "Joseph" who is adopting Jesus is her brother by using
                           the bizarre argument that her husband acquired his wife's genealogy by
                           adopting Jesus--even though the whole point of adoption was the reverse
                           situation:  To give Jesus the adopting male's genealogy.  Had this male
                           been Joseph the "Carpenter" of the line of Jeconiah, whose descendents
                           were cursed from sitting upon the throne, Jesus would have been cut out
                           of the royal inheritance like all other men of Jeconiah's line.  Only
                           a BROTHER of Mary could adopt Jesus and keep Jesus in the royal line of
                           succession as the heir of David:
                           
                           "When Jesus was about to be thirty years of age, He became by
                           custom [by adoption] the son of Joseph, the son of Heli..."
                           [Lk 3:23, literal rendering]
                           
                           All this means that Joseph of Arimathea had to be married to a woman
                           of very wealthy and high status.  Only such a woman would be suitable to
                           wed a man who held his position.  Nicodemus married his daughter Mary to
                           such a man.  Could Mary be Joseph's wife?
                           
                           The gospels state that Jospeh of Arimathea [the city of Matthew: See
                           his genealogy] buried Jesus in his own UNUSED tomb in Jerusalem.  Joseph
                           had acquired it RECENTLY, for no one in his family had died and ever been
                           buried in it; yet the average age of death in those days was under thirty,
                           with many babies born dead.  This can only mean that Joseph had obtained
                           the site during his life and did not inherit it.
                           
                           The common way such a tomb would come into a family was as part of a
                           DOWRY.  But if Joseph married Mary of BETHANY of the Mount of Olives,
                           then the dowry tomb would have been on the Mount of Olives and the site
                           of the Crucifixion must have been near Bethany at the summit of the
                           Mount.  This is in fact the case [See the link below to our discussion
                           of "THE CRUCIFIXION"].
                           
                           Now we can see that Mary was a woman of great importance.  To gain a
                           tomb on the summit of Olivet was one of the most sought-after desires
                           of every Jewish person, but hardly anyone could achieve it.  Joseph was
                           given a piece of land when he married Mary that he would LITERALLY die
                           for.  But if he were to divorce her, it would revert to Nicodemus.
                           
                           THE FAMILY LINE OF MARY MAGDALENE
                           
                           This man Nicodemus was not only a member of the Sanhedrin, but a rabbi
                           and Pharisee and a ruler of the people.  All this makes him one of the
                           CHIEF SCRIBES.  The house of Benjamin was given the right to keep the
                           written genealogies of the priests and kings to decide which persons were
                           entitled to inherit.  The Torah says Benjamin will "DIVIDE the SPOILS"--
                           that is, the inheritiances of Israel.
                           
                           Benjamin was allotted six seats on the Council.  One of these seats
                           was occupied by the chief elder of the tribe, the RULER of it.  John
                           calls Nicodemus a "RULER" and implies Nicodemus is the chief elder.
                           We know from 1 Chronicles 5 that the elders of Benjamin were expected
                           to live in Jerusalem, and that included Olivet.  The grain monopoly he
                           held indicates that his family had PRE-EMINENCE.  To have absolute and
                           total control over the food supply of Jerusalem is hardly the kind of
                           thing a lesser line of Benjamin would inherit.  Nicodemus had to be of
                           the chief family--hence the HEAD of the tribe.
                           
                           But there's a catch.  In Benjamin, the WOMEN pass down the line of
                           inheritance.  Not Lazarus, but Nicodemus' elder daughter Mary was the
                           heir of the line.  Her son would sit on the Sanhedrin.
                           
                           The term for the one who holds the authority is "PILLAR" (from the
                           idea that the family is a kind of building and a pillar is the most
                           prominent support of the edifice, hence the regal building block of a
                           family or institution).
                           
                           In Hebrew, "pillar" is a "M'GD'L" or "magdal."  So the name "Mary,
                           the Magadalene" means "Mary the Pillar (of her tribe)."  She was the
                           chief heir of the tribe of Benjamin.
                           
                           To compare how this title was used in the Bible, the term used to
                           describe "The High Priest" in Hebrew was "Ha-Kohen Ha-Gadol" or "The
                           Priest, The Pillar"--that is, he was the SUPREME Priest of the tribe,
                           the Chief elder of Levi.  Mary is called "Ma-Gadol-aH-eN" or "Great
                           Pillar Female One"--that is, she was the "Great Supreme Woman" of her
                           tribe:  Benjamin.
                           
                           Now we see her conferring her tribal honor on Jesus, making Jesus
                           the heir of Benjamin by adoption through her husband Joseph.  That had
                           the effect of giving Jesus the LEGAL RIGHT TO OFFICIALLY APPOINT what HE
                           called "SCRIBES of the Kingdom"--the writers of a NEW testament.  But the
                           tribe of Benjamin could do more than keep written records that DESIGNATED
                           the Priest and King.  It could ANOINT them.
                           
                           When Mary brought out the "GENUINE Nard" and anointed Jesus, she was
                           declaring Jesus the OFFICIAL King.  Jesus observed that she in effect had
                           anointed Him for BURIAL.  Why?  Because it was ILLEGAL and He now reeked
                           of contraband oil.  The penalty was death under Rome's law.
                           
                           But her anointing seems so informal, so loving and casual.  Or is it?
                           
                           The gospels say she stood behind Him and poured it all out upon His
                           head and wiped the residue on His feet with her hair.  This act of hers
                           in STANDING BEHIND HIM AND POURING IT ON HIS HEAD is standard practice
                           for an OFFICIAL ROYAL ANOINTING.  Apparently she did not intend to pour
                           it all out, and when she did, she tried to wipe it up with her hair.
                           
                           But Jesus chooses to emphasize her love and His forgiveness of her
                           prior sins "which were many."  What had Joseph of Arimathea's wife done
                           to be regarded as such a sinner?
                           
                           John records the Sanhedrin bringing a woman to Jesus who was caught
                           "in the very act" of adultery.  Jesus is asked to JUDGE her.  Only her
                           husband, her father, and her eldest son had this right.  The reason is
                           that each had a LEGAL STAKE IN THE DOWRY.  If found guilty, a divorce
                           would cause the dowry to revert to her father's house.  Jesus as Mary's
                           male heir, albeit by adoption, had a legal basis for judging her.
                           
                           When Jesus sets her "free," He does so conditionally.  "Where are they
                           who accuse you?"--meaning her father and husband.  No doubt they were off
                           on one of their merchant trips, which is why Mary had gotten into trouble
                           out of loneliness.  While Jesus had saved her life for the moment, she
                           was still under a kind of "house-arrest" pending the return of Joseph and
                           Nicodemus.  A woman left alone for months or even years at a time could
                           easily fall into adultery.  And could be forgiven for her weakness.
                           
                           However, NO CHILD SHE BORE AFTER THIS COULD INHERIT...and certainly
                           not the throne of David!  Orthodox rabbis still hold to this rule.
                           
                           Even if Mary were the wife of Jesus as some claim, it would be of no
                           inheritance value to her descendents.  All her subsequent offspring in
                           the aftermath of adultery would be legally bastards with NO CLAIM ON
                           ANY INHERITANCE OR ROYAL THRONE.
                           
                           Therefore, all those pretenders who are now claiming to be the heirs
                           of David through Jesus and Mary Magdalene are claiming an inheritance
                           that cannot exist.  Most of them cite an "heir" produced long after
                           Mary's sexual escapades (if she had any; being caught public embrace of
                           one not your spouse could in some cases be "in the act" of adultery).
                           
                           WAS JESUS MARRIED AT ALL?
                           
                           Aside from the obvious fact that much of the New Testament is about
                           Jesus as the Bridegroom of the Church, the Bride of Christ, how could
                           Jesus have married?  No father would have married his daughter to this
                           man whom the general public believed was a result of fornication with an
                           UNKNOWN FATHER. (The Talmud later suggested the father of Jesus might be
                           a gentile Roman soldier, ie an uncircumcised rapist.) Even Mary's about-
                           to-be husband Joseph was ready to divorce her over this issue [Mt 1:19].
                           
                           Even if Joseph had tried to marry Jesus off under his own name, it was
                           a problem, for his line carried the CURSE of Jeconiah.  In fact, it is a
                           well-documented tradition that his own first-born, James, never married.
                           This hardly boded well for Jesus.  James would not have made a decision
                           to be celebate at 13 because of some Christian piety, for James did not
                           yet believe in Jesus as the Christ.  James simply could not be married
                           because of the family curse, which he carried as first-born of Joseph.
                           Even if James had not inherited that curse, all Mary's children were also
                           tainted by her first supposed "illigitimate" birth.
                           
                           (Joseph's marriage to Mary was by special circumstance as we discuss
                           in our article about him [coming soon].  Briefly, Joseph innocently put
                           Mary's father in a position where he had to let her marry Joseph.)
                           
                           So Jesus could not be married until He was adopted by a man without
                           the curse, namely Joseph of Arimathea, His wealthy and powerful uncle.
                           One could argue that Jesus waited until He was thirty to be adopted and
                           get married.  But that is exactly what the New Testament says: Jesus was
                           going around the land "wooing" a Bride, the Church.
                           
                           The marriage feast at Cana is sometimes said to be His marriage to
                           Mary Magdalene...or somebody.  The "bridegroom" is not named; so the now
                           critics want to assert he is Jesus because His family is invited to the
                           wedding.  But John says Jesus was "INVITED" to the wedding.  However, a
                           groom is never invited to his own wedding!  He and the bride don't get
                           invitations to their wedding; they or their parents are the ones who do
                           the inviting. [Jn 2:2]
                           
                           If Jesus is the bridegroom, why is He unconcerned that the guests to
                           His own wedding have no wine?  Why does His mother have to urge Him to
                           act against His inclination?  Why does Mary have to tell the staff to
                           obey the bridegroom?  This makes no sense at all.  On the other hand, if
                           Jesus is merely a GUEST, it makes perfect sense.  It could be one of His
                           younger sisters getting married, which would explain why the staff obeys
                           Mary, but must be instructed to obey Jesus.
                           
                           WAS JESUS A RABBI WHO HAD TO BE MARRIED?
                           
                           This absurd argument flies in the face of the express statement of
                           John's gospel that Jesus had "NEVER studied" under the rabbis or the
                           scribes in Jerusalem or apparently ANYWHERE:
                           
                           "And the Jews marveled, saying, 'How does this man have learning,
                           having NEVER studied?'" [Jn 7:15]
                           
                           Jesus TAUGHT, but He had no formal training, and was therefore NOT
                           an OFFICIAL rabbi, who had to be married under the rules.  Jesus was a
                           "small r" rabbi, an unofficial teacher, as John states.  Being unable
                           to marry, Jesus could not qualify to study under the official rules.
                           All throughjout the gospels we are told how the scribes and Pharisees,
                           the OFFICIAL teachers of the people, were jealous of Jesus, spied on
                                                      His teaching, tried to discredit Him, etc.  If Jesus had credentials
                                                      from them, they would have boasted of Him.  But He did not.  Jesus was
                                                      a COMPETITOR, and outsider, someone they had NOT taught, a teacher who
                                                      had his learning directly from God, Nicodemus concluded.
                                                      
                                                         Which brings us to how Nicodemus could find Jesus so easily at night
                                                      in that house at Bethany, coming to Him "secretly" by night.
                                                      
                                                         He simply walked down the hall and knocked on His door.  After all,
                                                      it was his own house, and Jesus was his grandson by adoption.
                                                      
                                                         And that explains why Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea were the two
                                                      men who were required by law to bury Jesus:  His adoptive father and
                                                      maternal uncle and His adoptive grandfather, respectively.  It also
                                                      explains why Mary Magdalene, his adoptive mother, was at the tomb with
                                                      His natural mother Mary and her sister Salome.
                                                      
                                                         As for the business about Mary calling Jesus "rabboni"--it was her
                                                      proper title for the heir of the family and the person who had saved
                                                      her life and was now sort of her "parole officer" and responsible for
                                                      her behavior in the future.  He had become a legal guardian over her,
                                                      because her continued life was His responsibility, having let her go
                                                      after her capital crime, under the Law of Moses, of adultery.
                                                      
                                                         We see Jesus' authority over Mary at Lazarus' funeral.  As the true
                                                      elder of her family, Mary was sitting in official mourning in the house
                                                      to receive visitors, as Jewish custom required (and still does).  She
                                                      could only leave the house under very special circumstances.  It would
                                                      be like calling the bride away from the midst of her wedding to give
                                                      her a message.  But because Jesus was acting as a kind of warden over
                                                      her--she was a convicted felon on parole in the eyes of the law--Mary
                                                      had to obey Jesus who held custody over her, in effect.  It had not a
                                                      thing to do with her being His wife, as many mistakenly assume.  Why
                                                      would she have been under some strange obligation to remain inside her
                                                      BROTHER'S house as a wifely duty?  There is no such custom.  She was
                                                      the chief official mourner, a role that fell to the eldest woman.  It
                                                      had nothing to do with marriage or Jesus.
                                                      
                                                      SUMMARY
                                                      
                                                         All the "evidence" about Jesus and Mary Magdalene being married to
                                                      each other collapses when examined closely.  The ulterior motives of a
                                                      few royal lines in Europe in asserting an inheritance back to Jesus
                                                      from Mary Magdalene have produced a slew of specious arguments which
                                                      are flatly contradicted by the very Bible passages they cite and by the
                                                      known practices and customs of the Jewish people at the time.
                                                      
                                                         Jesus has a Bride to which He has pledged to come back.  It is the
                                                      Bride of Christ, the true spiritual body of believers.  The whole idea
                                                      is that the New Covenant is a spiritual MARRIAGE covenant with this
                                                      Bride, not a sexual union.  While she may well be among the saints He
                                                      will raise up and "wed" at His coming, Mary is but one of the many in
                                                      the Church.  If she were His carnal wife, His future "wedding feast"
                                                      would be confused and distorted,  Indeed, it would have been ADULTERY,
                                                      in a technical legal sense, for Jesus to have been seeking to create a
                                                      marriage covenant with the Church while married to Mary.  He would have
                                                      been unfaithful to her.  The whole idea would defile the entire basis
                                                      of the New Covenant relationship:  That Jesus is an UNMARRIED King who
                                                      is "betrothed" to the Church [Ephesians 5:21-33].
                                                      
                                                         If Mary Magdalene is Jesus' adoptive mother, a thousand mysteries are
                                                      resolved.  But if she is His wife, a thousand conflicts are created.
                                                      

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VALENTINA DORIA I II III -
SOPHIA OF WISDOM III -
CAROLINE E. KENNEDY