Below are excerpts of several books that suggest a bloodline of Christ. A Christ descendant theory is the premise of ‘The DaVinci Code’ by Dan Brown, also a premise of ‘Holy Blood Holy Grail’, whose authors sued Brown for copyright violations. The authors lost the case, but the publicity increased their own book sales. ‘Holy Blood Holy Grail’ is a deep dive into the Christ descendant theory, a must read.
The Woman with the Alabaster Jar by Margaret Starbird, 1993, Excerpts
After the crucifixion of Jesus, Mary the Magdalene found it necessary to flee for the sake of her unborn child to the nearest refuge. The influential friend of Jesus, Joseph of Arimathea, could very will have been her protector. The child was born in Egypt. Egypt was the traditional place of asylum for Jews whose safety was threatened in Israel.
A child of Jesus, born after Mary’s flight to Alexandria, would have been about twelve years of age at the time of the voyage to Gaul recorded in the legend. This Sarah is further characterized in local legends as “young,” no more than a child. So we have, in a tiny coastal town in France, a yearly festival in honor of a young, dark-skinned girl-child called Sarah. The fossil in this legend is that the child is called “princess” in Hebrew.
Heretical sects of Christianity believed that Jesus was fully human and married, that his royal blood still flowed in the veins of the noble families of Provence, and that the messianic promises of the Hebrew Scriptures would someday be fulfilled in a descendant of Jesus. The royal bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene eventually flowed in the veins of the Merovingian monarchs of France. The royal bloodline of Israel survived persecution and eventually surfaced in the Merovingians of Europe and in related families that guarded their secret genealogies through the centuries.
The Holy Grail was said to be the vessel that once contained the blood of Jesus. The Grail heresy implied that certain families in southern France could be traced back to Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The legend promises that the restored Grail will have the power to heal the wasteland. When it is returned to the crippled Fisher King, it will heal his woundedness, the source of the desolation that plagues his realm. And the Grail is the lost feminine – the Sister-Bride of Christianity, the wife of Jesus.
DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, Excerpts
Christ as Messiah
Jesus Christ was a historical figure of staggering influence, perhaps the most enigmatic and inspirational leader the world has ever seen. As the prophesized Messiah, Jesus toppled kings, inspired millions, and founded new philosophies. As a descendant of the lines of King Solomon and King David, Jesus possessed a rightful claim to the throne of the King of the Jews. His life was recorded by thousands of followers across the land.
Christ as Messiah was critical to the functioning of Church and state. By officially endorsing Jesus as the Son of God, Constantine turned Jesus into a deity who existed beyond the scope of the human world, an entity whose power was unchallengeable. This not only precluded further pagan challenges to Christianity, but now followers of Christ were able to redeem themselves only via the established channel – the Roman Catholic Church. The early church literally stole Jesus from His original followers, hijacking His human message, shrouding it in an impenetrable cloak of divinity, and using it to expand their own power.
Some of the gospels that Constantine attempted to eradicate managed to survive - The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in the 1950s hidden in a cave near Qumran in the Judean desert and The Coptic Scrolls in 1945 at Nag Hammadi. These documents speak of Christ’s ministry in very human terms. One particularly troubling earthly theme kept recurring in the gospels, Magdalene’s marriage to Jesus Christ. A child of Jesus would undermine the critical notion of Christ’s divinity and therefore the Christian Church, which declared itself the sole vessel through which humanity could access the divine and gain entrance to the kingdom of heaven.
Mary Magdalene was of royal decent, the House of Benjamin. Jesus was of the House of David, a descendent of King Solomon – King of the Jews. By marrying into the powerful House of Benjamin, Jesus fused two royal bloodlines, creating a potent political union with the potential of making a legitimate claim to the throne and restoring the line of kings as it was under Solomon.
Mary Magdalene was pregnant at the time of the crucifixion. For the safety of Christ’s unborn child, she had no choice but to flee the Holy Land. With the help of Jesus’ trusted uncle, Joseph of Arimathea, Mary Magdalene secretly traveled to France, then known as Gaul. There she found safe refuge in the Jewish community. It was here in France that she gave birth to a daughter. Her name was Sarah.
Magdalene’s and Sarah’s lives were scrutinously chronicled by their Jewish protectors. Magdalene’s child belonged to the lineage of Jewish kings – David and Solomon. The Jews in France considered Magdalene sacred royalty and revered her as the progenitor of the royal line of kings. There exists a family tree of Jesus Christ.
Stained glass window at Rennes Le Chateau, France