Source – independent.co.uk
– Jesus married the prostitute Mary Magdalene and had children, according to a manuscript almost 1,500 years old unearthed at the British Library.
The so-called “Lost Gospel”, which has been translated from Aramaic, allegedly reveals the startling new allegations, according to The Sunday Times.
Professor Barrie Wilson and writer Simcha Jacobovic spent months translating the text, which they claim states Jesus had two children and the original Virgin Mary was Jesus’s wife
Many experts have downplayed the biblical figure’s historical importance but, according to the translators of the new gospel, she is of much greater significance than previously thought.
Mary Magdalene already features in the existing gospels and is present at many of the important moments recorded in Jesus’s life.
“The Lost Gospel” is not the first to claim that Jesus married Mary Magdalene.
Further revelations from the book, including the names of Jesus’s children, will be released on Wednesday.
The publisher, Pegasus, has confirmed the press conference will go ahead as planned.
The Lost gospel
Gathering dust at the British Museum is an ancient manuscript of the early Church, written by an anonymous monk. The manuscript is at least 1,600 years old, possibly dating to the first century and the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. It seems to be the first solid written evidence that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, recounting that Magdalene was a gentile, that Jesus and Mary had children, and that there was a plot to kill Jesus, abduct Mary and murder their offspring.
Part detective story, part travelogue about a journey into the maw of an ancient world, The Lost Gospel reveals a secret that’s been hiding in plain sight for centuries. Award-winning writer Barrie Wilson, author of the bestselling How Jesus Became Christian, and award-winning documentarian Simcha Jacobovici, co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Jesus Family Tomb and star of TV’s The Naked Archaeologist, take us on an earth-shaking quest that illuminates the connection between a document long forgotten and paradigm-shifting secrets that are finally coming to light.