(Be warned - this is a long article.) This is a heated subject for many. Yehoshua ha'Mashiach (Jesus the Christ) has been traditionally viewed as chaste and single, but conspiracy theories circulate that He was married and/or had children. The typical candidate for Jesus' alleged wife is Mary Magdalene. Some view such claims as blasphemous … Continue reading Was Jesus Married?
Welcome to the third and final installment of my A History of Marriage series. In Part 1, I looked at the history and origins of marriage licenses and many marriage traditions. In Part 2 I looked at the history of and science behind marriage age, cousin marriages and avunculate (uncle/aunt with niece/nephew) marriages. In Part … Continue reading A History of Marriage – Part 3
It's been 4 months since my A History of Marriage - Part 1, but I've finally gotten around to the second part. In Part 1, I discussed marriage traditions of pagan/superstitious origin, and the origin and history of marriage licences. In Part 2, I'm looking at marriage age, cousin marriage, and avunculate marriage (marriage of … Continue reading A History of Marriage – Part 2
This is the first in a series of articles I'm doing on how our modern marriage came to be. Our modern marriage system would not be recognised by our forefathers. MARRIAGE LICENCES/STATE APPROVAL/CHURCH WEDDING The following are a series of articles on this subject: Surprising History of Holy Matrimony: HOLY MATRIMONY IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC … Continue reading A History of Marriage – Part 1