Was Jesus Christ married to Mary Magdalene ?Was Jesus Christ married to Mary Magdalene ?

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readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a good question. Moreover, this is becoming a more common question of late, because of the book by Dan Brown, Da Vinci Code. The hollywood block buster also has a role to play. The premise of the book is that Jesus had a family and was married to Mary.

This is pure fiction. There is no evidence of this and tradition does not support this as well. Bart Erhman, a professor at the University of North Carolina has even written a book on this topic, because so many people have been misled by Dan Brown. No serious scholar believes that Jesus was married. In addition, the best available sources do not state that Jesus was married as well. In light of this, this question is something that is purely modern and cannot be sustain with any serious thought.

vangoghfan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The answers given above reflect the firm conclusions of many Christian historians and theologians. Surely if there were any plausible arguments in favor of this possibility, they would be the subject of intense debate. The fact that they are not is a pretty good indication that plausible arguments for this position are lacking.  Here is a link that may be helpful to you:


litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
No, I don't think Jesus was married. It really is hard to tell, based on what we know and how controversial this subject is, but chances are he would not have been married and esecially to Mary Magdalen. I guess we will never know for sure then.