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2 NBC Today – October 10, 2005 "Absolutely all of it... is historical fact." NBC Today – October 10, 2005 "Absolutely all of it... is historical fact."

3 ABC Good Morning America – November 3, 2003 "I don't think it would have." ABC Good Morning America – November 3, 2003 "I don't think it would have."

4 “each individual reader must explore these characters’ viewpoints and come to his or her own interpretations." “each individual reader must explore these characters’ viewpoints and come to his or her own interpretations."

5 Truth – “An established fact” (Webster) Truth – “An established fact” (Webster)

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7 Da Vinci Code The word heretic comes from Constantine “Anyone who chose the forbidden gospels over Constantine’s version was deemed a heretic. The word heretic derives from that moment in history.” (p. 234) Da Vinci Code The word heretic comes from Constantine “Anyone who chose the forbidden gospels over Constantine’s version was deemed a heretic. The word heretic derives from that moment in history.” (p. 234)

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9 Da Vinci Code Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene “And the companion of the Saviour is Mary Magdalene. Christ loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on her mouth. The rest of the disciples were offended by it and expressed disapproval. They said to him, “Why do you love her more than all of us?” “As any Aramaic scholar will tell you, the word companion, in those days, literally means spouse.” (p246) Da Vinci Code Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene “And the companion of the Saviour is Mary Magdalene. Christ loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on her mouth. The rest of the disciples were offended by it and expressed disapproval. They said to him, “Why do you love her more than all of us?” “As any Aramaic scholar will tell you, the word companion, in those days, literally means spouse.” (p246)

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11 And the companion of the/…/Mary Magdelene./…/her more than/…/the disciples/…/kiss her/…/on her/…/ (Gospel of Phillip 63:32-36) And the companion of the/…/Mary Magdelene./…/her more than/…/the disciples/…/kiss her/…/on her/…/ (Gospel of Phillip 63:32-36)

12 “For it is by a kiss that the perfect conceive and give birth. For this reason we all kiss one another. We receive conception from the grace which is in one another.” The Gospel of Phillip (58:34-59:4) “For it is by a kiss that the perfect conceive and give birth. For this reason we all kiss one another. We receive conception from the grace which is in one another.” The Gospel of Phillip (58:34-59:4)

13 “no historical basis.” Nesweek, December 8, 2003, p54 “no historical basis.” Nesweek, December 8, 2003, p54

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15 Da Vinci Code - The facts “I shan’t bore you with the countless references to Jesus and Magdalene’s union. That has been explored ad nauseam by modern historians.” (p247) “As I said earlier, the marriage of Jesus and Mary Magdalene is part of the historical record.” (p245) Da Vinci Code - The facts “I shan’t bore you with the countless references to Jesus and Magdalene’s union. That has been explored ad nauseam by modern historians.” (p247) “As I said earlier, the marriage of Jesus and Mary Magdalene is part of the historical record.” (p245)

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17 Da Vinci Code Jesus and Mary had a child “Not only was Jesus Christ married, but He was a father. My dear, Mary Magdalene was the Holy Vessel. She was the chalice that bore the royal bloodline of Jesus Christ. She was the womb that bore the lineage, and the vine from which the sacred fruit sprang forth!” (p249) Da Vinci Code Jesus and Mary had a child “Not only was Jesus Christ married, but He was a father. My dear, Mary Magdalene was the Holy Vessel. She was the chalice that bore the royal bloodline of Jesus Christ. She was the womb that bore the lineage, and the vine from which the sacred fruit sprang forth!” (p249)

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19 Da Vinci Code Thousands of documents “The Sangreal documents…contain proof that Jesus had a royal bloodline.” (p249). “The Sangreal documents include tens of thousands of pages of information. Eyewitness accounts of the Sangreal treasure describe it as being carried in four enormous trunks.” (p256) “The royal bloodline of Jesus Christ has been chronicled in exhaustive detail by scores of historians.” (p253) Da Vinci Code Thousands of documents “The Sangreal documents…contain proof that Jesus had a royal bloodline.” (p249). “The Sangreal documents include tens of thousands of pages of information. Eyewitness accounts of the Sangreal treasure describe it as being carried in four enormous trunks.” (p256) “The royal bloodline of Jesus Christ has been chronicled in exhaustive detail by scores of historians.” (p253)

20 1.Holy Blood, Holy Grail (Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln) 2.The Woman with the Alabaster Jar (Margaret Starbird) 3.The Goddess in the Gospels (Margaret Starbird) 4.The Templar Revelation (Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince) 1.Holy Blood, Holy Grail (Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln) 2.The Woman with the Alabaster Jar (Margaret Starbird) 3.The Goddess in the Gospels (Margaret Starbird) 4.The Templar Revelation (Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince)

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22 Da Vinci Code Mary Magdalene in the Last Supper “The Last Supper practically shouts at the viewer that Jesus and Magdalene were a pair.” (p243) “How about the one seated in the place of honor, at the right hand of the Lord…The individual had flowing red hair, delicate folded hands, and the hint of a bosom. It was without a doubt…female” (p243) Da Vinci Code Mary Magdalene in the Last Supper “The Last Supper practically shouts at the viewer that Jesus and Magdalene were a pair.” (p243) “How about the one seated in the place of honor, at the right hand of the Lord…The individual had flowing red hair, delicate folded hands, and the hint of a bosom. It was without a doubt…female” (p243)

23 Andrea del Castagno 1447 Andrea del Castagno 1447

24 Domenico Ghirlandaio 1486 Domenico Ghirlandaio 1486

25 Jacopo Da Ponte 1542 Jacopo Da Ponte 1542

26 Leonardo Da Vinci 1497 Leonardo Da Vinci 1497

27 Leonardo Da Vinci 1513 Leonardo Da Vinci 1513

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30 Da Vinci Code Peter is trying to kill Mary “That’s Peter there. You can see that Da Vinci was well aware of how Peter felt about Mary Magdalene…Peter was leaning menacingly toward Mary Magdalene and slicing his blade-like hand across her neck.” (p248) “‘And here too’, Langdon said, pointing now to the crowd of disciples near Peter. ‘A bit ominous, no?’ Sophie squinted and saw a hand emerging from the crowd of disciples. ‘Is that hand wielding a dagger?’” (p248) Da Vinci Code Peter is trying to kill Mary “That’s Peter there. You can see that Da Vinci was well aware of how Peter felt about Mary Magdalene…Peter was leaning menacingly toward Mary Magdalene and slicing his blade-like hand across her neck.” (p248) “‘And here too’, Langdon said, pointing now to the crowd of disciples near Peter. ‘A bit ominous, no?’ Sophie squinted and saw a hand emerging from the crowd of disciples. ‘Is that hand wielding a dagger?’” (p248)

31 John 13:21-24 (NLT) 21 Now Jesus was deeply troubled, and he exclaimed, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me!” 22 The disciples looked at each other, wondering whom he could mean. 23 The disciple Jesus loved was sitting next to Jesus at the table. 24 Simon Peter motioned to him to ask, “Who’s he talking about?”

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35 Da Vinci Code Accuracy about the art “All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate” (p2) “A five-foot-tall canvas [The Madonna of the Rocks]” (pp ) “The painting [Madonna on the rocks] showed a blue-robed Virgin Mary sitting with her arm around an infant child, presumably Baby Jesus. Opposite Mary sat Uriel, also with an infant, presumabely baby John the Baptist. Oddly, though, rather than the usual Jesus- blessing-John scenario, it was baby John who was blessing Jesus…and Jesus was submitting to his authority!” (p138) Da Vinci Code Accuracy about the art “All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate” (p2) “A five-foot-tall canvas [The Madonna of the Rocks]” (pp ) “The painting [Madonna on the rocks] showed a blue-robed Virgin Mary sitting with her arm around an infant child, presumably Baby Jesus. Opposite Mary sat Uriel, also with an infant, presumabely baby John the Baptist. Oddly, though, rather than the usual Jesus- blessing-John scenario, it was baby John who was blessing Jesus…and Jesus was submitting to his authority!” (p138)

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38 1.What is Opus Dei?, by Dominique LeTourneau, 2.Uncommon Faith, by John Coverdale. 3.www.opusdei.us 1.What is Opus Dei?, by Dominique LeTourneau, 2.Uncommon Faith, by John Coverdale. 3.www.opusdei.us

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