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3. Now when righteous Joseph became a widower, my mother Mary, blessed, holy, and pure, was already twelve years old. For her parents offered her in the temple when she was three years of age, and she remained in the temple of the Lord nine years.
Then when the priests saw that the virgin, holy and God-fearing, was growing up, they spoke to each other, saying: Let us search out a man, righteous and pious, to whom Mary may be entrusted until the time of her marriage; lest, if she remain in the temple, it happen to her as is wont to happen to women, and lest on that account we sin, and God be angry with us.
4. Therefore they immediately sent out, and assembled twelve old men of the tribe of Judah. And they wrote down the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. And the lot fell upon the pious old man, righteous Joseph. Then the priests answered, and said to my blessed mother: Go with Joseph, and be with him till the time of your marriage.
“…His eldest son was James, surnamed Oblias—that he begat him when he was about forty years old: after him he had another son named Jose, then Simeon and Judas, and then his two daughters Mary and Salome: after his wife’s death he continued many years a widower, and about fourscore years old married Mary
Apocrypha əˈpɒkrɪfə/ noun singular proper noun: Apocrypha biblical or related writings not forming part of the accepted canon of Scripture. writings or reports not considered genuine. plural noun: apocrypha
The Gnostic ideas and systems flourished in Mediterranean in the second century CE, in conjunction with and influenced by the early Christian movements and Middle Platonism. After the second century a decline set in, but Gnosticism persisted throughout the centuries as an undercurrent of western culture, remanifesting with the Renaissance as Western Esotericism, taking prominence with modern spirituality. In the Persian Empire Gnosticism spread as far as China with Manicheism, while Mandeism still is alive in Iraq.
originally posted by: firefromabove
a reply to: Raggedyman
My sources are Christian apocryphal works authored by Christians.
You have no proofs to back your claims regarding the age of people back then. The Bible says they lived well beyond 100. In the old testament people lived betweeb 300 to 900 years. Abraham was making babies even at 100.
Probably because they ate completely organic non processed food and because there was no pollution .
originally posted by: destination now
a reply to: Raggedyman
I think the purpose of the OP is to claim that christians are the same as muslims, when it comes to old men marrying young girls, I noticed the poster on another thread defending old Mo Mo and his marriage to a 6 yr old. Although, in reality both books, the bible and the koran are just a bunch of stories made up to fill a narrative and should have no bearing whatsoever in the 21st century imo