Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say


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The test results do not prove that Jesus had a wife, only that the fragment of papyrus with the phrase, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife,’” is most likely not a forgery.

Keith Wayne Brown‘s insight:

"…Dr. King presented the fragment with fanfare at a conference in Rome in September 2012, but wasbesieged by criticism because the content was controversial, the lettering was suspiciously splotchy, the grammar was poor, its provenance was uncertain, its owner insisted on anonymity and its ink had not been tested.

 

An editorial in the Vatican’s newspaper also declared it a fake. New Testament scholars claimed the text referred to the “bride of Christ,” which is the church — an interpretation Dr. King said was entirely possible…"

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2 thoughts on “Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say

  1. Here’s my take on acceptable post-modern Christianity:

    Either Jesus never lived at all, and is only a composite of mythologies from the near-east, or, if he did live, he was either married, gay, or everything the gospel of Thomas says he is. Ahh, humans.

    If there is anything important about Jesus, surely it’s not these arguable mundane historical facts.

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