Book Review: Le Donne’s The Wife of Jesus

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Anthony Le Donne, The Wife of Jesus: Ancient Texts and Modern Scandals (London: Oneworld Publications, 2013). (

A book titled The Wife of Jesus: Ancient Texts and Modern Scandals may excite those who seek the newest, juiciest The Da Vinci Code style rumors about Jesus. Similarly, it may trouble those who adore and worship the Jesus of Westernized, orthodox Christianity. Yet this book is neither an attack on the Jesus beloved by many (though it may tread on ground considered sacred by some), nor another attempt to feed the appetite of the TMZ-loving public. Instead, it is a model of what careful, levelheaded historical research can contribute to our understanding not only of past events, but ourselves as people interested in those events.

Aim of the Book:

This book has two primary intertwining goals. First, Le Donne asks whether or not there is any evidence that Jesus was married…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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  1. Thanks for the link!


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