by Larry Fyffe
A list of the earlier articles in this series appears at the foot of this page.
The Dylavinci Code reveals that Jesus has a long-time grudge, other than that he thinks she’s a whore, against Mary ‘Maggie’ Magdalene.
He affectionately calls her Maggie in that she comes from a wealthy farming family that supports Him.
The grudge no doubt explains in part why Mary’s abandoned by Jesus and left lying ‘undead” in a tomb within the Great Sphinx of Egypt.
He also has a grudge against her brother Lazarus whom He raised from the dead:
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more Well, he hands me a nickel, he has me a dime He asks me with a grin if you're having a good time Then he fines you every time you slam the door (Bob Dylan: Maggie's Farm)
A grudge against Mary’s father Cyrus too:
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more Well, he puts his cigar out in your face just for kicks His bedroom window, it is made out of bricks The National Guard stands around his door (Bob Dylan: Maggie's Farm)
And a grudge against Mary’s mother Eucharis as well:
Now I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more Well, she talks to all the servants about man and God and law Everybody says she's the brains behind pa She's sixty-eight, but she says she's fifty-four (Bob Dylan: Maggie's Farm)
But most of all the big grudge is against Magdalene herself:
No, I ain't gonna work on Maggie's Farm no more Well, I wake up in the morning, fold my hands and pray for rain I got a head full of ideas that are driving me insane It's a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor (Bob Dylan: Maggie's Farm)
With Maggie’s sister Martha, who cooks for the poor, Jesus has no problem:
Ring them bells Sweet Martha for the poor man's son Ring them bells so the world will know that God is one (Bob Dylan: Ring Them Bells)
The breaking of the Dylavinci Code leaves no doubt that it’s Mary Magdalene that the ‘lone soldier’ Jesus marries.
There’s a big hint an unnatural death awaits her:
And when he saw her loyalty And Mary so true hearted He said, "My darling, married we'll be And nothing but death will part us"
(Bob Dylan: Mary And The Soldier ~ traditional/Brady)
Note the sincerity of Maggie’s loyalty is questioned:
In Scarlet Town in the month of May Sweet William on his deathbed lay Mistress Mary by the side of the bed Kissing his face, heaping prayers on his head (Bob Dylan: Scarlet Town)
According to the Dylavinci Code, Christ accepts no blame for what transpires:
Sometimes I have a nickel Sometimes I have a dime Sometimes I have ten dollars Just to buy Little Maggie wine
(Bob Dylan: Little Maggie ~ traditional, Stanley Brothers, etc)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code Part 1
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part II)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part III)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part IV)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part V)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part VI)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part VII)
- Bob Dylan And the Dylanvinci Code Part VIII
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part IX)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part X)
- Bob Dylan And The DylanvincI Code (Part XI)
- Bob Dylan and The DylanvincI Code (Part XII)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XIII)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylanvinci Code (Part XIV)