The Jesus bloodline is a hypothetical sequence of lineal descendants of the historical Jesus, often by Mary Magdalene, usually portrayed as his wife.
Saint Mary Magdalene, sometimes called simply the Magdalene, was a Jewish woman who, according to the four canonical gospels, traveled with Jesus as one of his followers and was a witness to his crucifixion, burial, and resurrection.
The term historical Jesus refers to attempts to "reconstruct the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth by critical historical methods", in "contrast to Christological definitions and other Christian accounts of Jesus."
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Differing and contradictory versions of a Jesus bloodline hypothesis have been proposed in numerous books by authors such as Louis Martin, Donovan Joyce, Andreas Faber-Kaiser, Barbara Thiering, Margaret Starbird, and various websites.
Margaret Starbird is the author of seven books arguing for the existence of a secret Christian tradition that held Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, calling it the "Grail heresy", after having set out to discredit the bloodline hypothesis contained in The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.
Barbara Elizabeth Thiering was an Australian historian, theologian, and Biblical exegete specialising in the origins of the early Christian Church.
Donovan Maxwell Joyce was an Australian radio producer and writer, best known as the author of the international best-seller The Jesus Scroll.
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Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code used the premise for its plot line.
Daniel Gerhard "Dan" Brown is an American author of thriller fiction who is best known for the 2003 bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code.
The 2007 documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus proposed that evidence existed to show that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and that their son was named Judah, based upon inscriptions found on ossuaries discovered in Jerusalem in 1980.
The Lost Tomb of Jesus is a documentary co-produced and first broadcast on the Discovery Channel and Vision TV in Canada on March 4, 2007, covering the discovery of the Talpiot Tomb.
Biblical scholar and author James Tabor has affirmed his belief in a married Jesus.
James D. Tabor is a Biblical scholar and Professor of Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he has taught since 1989 and served as Chair from 2004–14.
Hypothetical Jesus bloodlines should not be confused with the biblical genealogy of Jesus or the historical relatives of Jesus and their descendants, who are known as the Desposyni.
The New Testament provides two accounts of the genealogy of Jesus, one in the Gospel of Matthew and another in the Gospel of Luke.
The New Testament describes James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon as brothers of Jesus.