Thursday, July 13, 2017

Professor of Ancient History Paul Maier on "Was Jesus Married?"

“If there were even one spark of evidence from antiquity that Jesus even may have gotten married, then as a historian, I would have to weigh this evidence against the total absence of such information in either Scripture or the early church traditions. But there is no such spark-not a scintilla of evidence-anywhere in historical sources. Even where one might expect to find such claims in the bizarre, second-century, apocryphal gospels...there is no reference that Jesus ever got married.”1

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Footnote:
1. As quoted by Charlie Campbell here.

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