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What Does the Bible Say About..Lilith, and Jesus?

Please don't run off when you ready my questions; I am only trying to find my truth.

(a) Was there Lilith before Eve

(b) Did Jesus marry Mary Magdalene

(c) Did Jesus have children

(d) How many brothers and sisters did Jesus have?

(e) does a bloodline exist today

(f) Why have so many passage been deleted from bible by Popes?


I am happy to try to answer your questions. I have answered some of them on my site, and will direct you to those pages. Some others I have not previously answered, and will try to answer for you.

a) The Bible mentions Lilith in Isaiah 34:14, although the word is sometimes translated "screech owl." There is nothing in the Bible to indicate that God made Adam a wife before Eve. There is a Jewish tradition to this effect, with the first wife ending up as a demon that killed babies. That is not in the Bible, however.

b) There is no indication in the Bible that Jesus married anyone. For further details please see my answer at What Does the Bible Say About..The DaVinci Code?

c) There is no indication in the Bible that Jesus had children. If he didn't marry then he certainly wouldn't have had children.

d) The Bible lists four brothers for Jesus, but mentions no specific number of sisters. "Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us?" (Matthew 13:55-56) It is often presumed that the book of James was written by this James and the book of Jude (Judas) was written by this Judas.

e) If Jesus was not married and had no children, there would be no direct bloodline today. There could conceivably be a line through his brothers. If, as is not likely, he did marry and have children, then there could possibly be such a bloodline, but they probably couldn't trace it all the way back. If he had been married and had children it is likely that they would have been mentioned in the crucifixion accounts, like his mother was.

f) I could not answer why "so many" passages were deleted from the Bible by Popes without knowing what passages were supposedly deleted. Since we can accurately trace most of the New Testament back at least to the third century AD, while the position of Pope can properly be traced back only to about that time, it would be difficult for many Popes to have deleted much of anything. (Some would even say that the title of Pope for the Bishop of Rome could only accurately be traced back to the time when the Roman church split from, or was excommunicated by, the Eastern Orthodox Church. Up to that time the title applied to any number of priests, but especially to the Patriarchs of the Eastern Orthodox Church.) If someone can show what passages were supposedly deleted, and the evidence that they ever existed in the text in the first place, then someone might be able to explain why they were deleted. Until then it is only somebody's unproven claim that some Popes might have deleted something.