Monday, April 09, 2007

Mary quite contrary

Just something about the Jesus Family Tomb controversy that I haven't seen elsewhere. In John 20:16, when Mary Magdalene recognizes Jesus after the Resurrection, she addresses him as "Rabboni" or "Teacher". Given that she must have been absolutely stunned by the appearance alive of one whose death she had witnessed, one can assume that her form of address was the habitual way of addressing him. If they were indeed married, one would expect a far more intimate name, rather than his professional title, to be used.

2 Comments:

Blogger Yoel Natan said...

Good point. Also, why would Mary Magdalene wash Jesus' feet with her hair with perfume during the Passion Week in public if he was her hubby? If they got married after that point, that would have been an awfully short dating period and engagement all crammed into the Passion Week. Besides, if Jesus was going to get married, I say he would have chosen Martha, not that he was interested interested in getting married, of course.

4:13 AM  
Blogger Karl said...

the Jesus Family Tomb controversy

Or as some would call it... Easter. I like your way of thinking better.

5:18 AM  

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