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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Book Giveaway - The Wife of Jesus: Ancient Texts and Modern Scandals

I am grateful to Oneworld Publications for donating a copy of my book for this giveaway. You can enter to win a copy in one of three ways: (1) link this post via some form of social media and comment below saying you did; (2) visit the Oneworld religions page and comment below saying you did; and/or (3) tell us what Jesus would have named his two imaginary children and why.

I'll announce the winner in a couple weeks.

-anthony

23 comments:

  1. The names of Jesus' children were almost certainly Jesus and Mary. We know that this is the case because a) everyone who has been following cutting-edge scholarship on this question knows that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and b) because children were often named after their parents (see Luke 1:59). Given the difficulty of avoiding name confusion, however, it is also likely that the children went by "Christ" and "Magdalene". Finally, due to the propensity of teenage rebellion, it is reasonable to assume that during a brief phase "Magdalene" adopted the vulgar spelling "Magdalen", a thesis that has been wrongly contested by a few roughnecks who have shamefully questioned the family's degree of literacy during these years.

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  2. I link this post on my Facebook account

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    1. I visited the " Oneworld religions page"

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  3. Jesus may or may not have been married. Mary may have been his wife or a family member. I'd be interested to have this book, and see some scholarship on the issue.

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  4. I visited Oneworld webpage and even I've read the introduction of your newest book ('cause I think that it's the newest..., isn't it?).

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  5. I visited the Oneworld religions page.

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  6. Visited the OneWorld page. That sounds awfully new agey and conspiratorial!

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  7. Hmmm... Names? Ricky and Bobby--no anachronism there!

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  8. I visited the Oneworld webpage and browsed around awhile.

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  9. Children's names: "Alpha" (she is the firstborn) and "Omega" (he is last one we're having!)

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  10. Children names - John and John, mainly because it would add even more fun to the problem of the identity of the author(s) of the Johannine literature.

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  11. Posted it on my mother's fb account since I don't have mine

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  12. posted to my facebook. thanks

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  13. Jesus' "imaginary" children were likely named Coriander and Thyme – I've heard reports that the Spice Girls are descended from these two daughters of our Lord and King.

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  14. I visited the Oneworld webpage.

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