Those who are interested in the issues raised in The Da Vinci Code may also read Jesus the Man and Magdalene's Lost Legacy. Both these books are non-fictions and are the result of research.
Dear SikhMinded Ji,
The name of that painting is 'Last Supper'. When you see this painting of Leonardo Da Vinci' you will see, that the person on the right of Jesus has lady like features including long hairs and no beard. All other individuals in the painting have beard.
Dear Platinum 007 Ji,
If you read the books I have mentioned, they will tell you the importance and position of women in the society in which Jesus lived. It will also tell you what was meant by the phrase 'Virgin has conceived' and will also give the author's understanding as to how marriages took place in those days. These books also attempt to bring out what author calls 'the hidden meaning' behind the text of scripture, which has been deciphered using the power of computer. It will also explain the authors understanding as to why latin was taken to be the language of scripture though the original scripture was not written in latin.
You can also read 'Dimensions of Paradise' This is the research work which has opened up a new way of looking at the scripture related to Jesus. Please note the Greek languge did not have separate symbols to denote numerals in the time of Jesus; Greek alphabets were used for numbers too. Different numbers had different divine meaning. These meanings have been encoded in the literal text of the scripture, according to the author. When this decoded meaning are susbstituted in the text and read a new meaning emerges.
I am not making any definitive statement on the results of this resaerch, except that these results make an interesting reading and raises lots of questions about our current understanding.
There is lots to learn.
With love and respect for all.