You didn’t expect to see a blog post about baby Jesus’ bathwater, did you? Well just like how the internet is full of strange people, so too is non-canonical Christianity. Did you hear about the internet personality who was selling her dirty water from her baths for $30 a jar and apparently made an absurd amount of money? I can’t even begin to wrap my head around that. She certainly wasn’t the first person to do this, and unfortunately is unlikely to be the last.
Did you know, though, that a non-canonical gospel called “The Arabic Gospel of the Infancy of the Savior” or the “Syriac Infancy Gospel” has a similar story? Believe it or not, Jesus’ bathwater is not only considered quite valuable, but even has restorative properties! While some non-canonical gospels are quite serious, others are full of stories and anecdotes that– at least to us modern readers– can be quite humorous. Want to learn more? Click below to continue reading!