Alleged 'Lost Gospel' Claims Jesus Had Wife, 2 Children

Authors of a new book say they have evidence to back up claims the savior was married to Mary Magdalene.
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Transcript for Alleged 'Lost Gospel' Claims Jesus Had Wife, 2 Children
illegal and dangerous. Thank you, Tom. Boy, Lara, this next story will stir up controversy. Absolutely. A new bookmaking shocking claims about the life of Jesus Christ. According to the lost gospel, Jesus married Mary magdeline and they had two children. Reporter: It's the controversy claim at the heart of Dan brown's the da Vinci code. Marry magdeline was Jesus' wife. Reporter: A new book agrees. Not only did he marry her, they had two children. Would she destroy faith or would she renew it? Reporter: In the lost gospel, due out this Wednesday, authors argue that the original virgin Mary was Jesus' wife, not his mother. And that there was an assassination attempt on Jesus' life 13 years before he was cruise F crucified. These are allegations bound to be controversial. The writers spent six years writing their book, basing it on an ancient manuscript. Translating it into English. I don't think that there's any credibility in these claims at all. There is simply no evidence in this text or anywhere else that Jesus was married to Mary magdeline, much less that they had a couple of children. Reporter: This is notthe first assertion that Jesus was married. An old document fragment was found where Jesus supposedly said, my wife. When those claims were investigated, it became pretty clear fairly quickly what we were looking at was a modern forgery. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Dan Harris, ABC news, New York. The authors maintain they made in giant discovery. They'll display the original manuscript later this week and will announce the names of Jesus' alleged children. That won't start any controversy. Nobody. Thank you, Lara. Another check of the, oh, that's gorgeous right there. Ginger.

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