Scientists: Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Probably Not Fake

April 11, 2014 - Technology

Scientists Say Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Probably Not Fake – By Laura Stampler, TIME.com

“…Harvard Divinity School Professor Karen L. Kingtold the Boston Globe that the important argument isn’t whether or not Jesus was married, as one text doesn’t prove fact:  ‘I’m basically hoping that we can move past the issue of forgery to questions about the significance of this fragment for the history of Christianity, for thinking about questions like, ‘Why does Jesus being married, or not, even matter? Why is it that people had such an incredible reaction to this?’ ”

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Historian says piece of papyrus refers to jesus wife – By Laurie Goodstein, nytimes.com

 “…Dr. King was struck by phrases in the fragment like “My mother gave to me life,” and “Mary is worthy of it,” which resemble snippets from the Gospels of Thomas and Mary…”

 

Translated Legible Text:

“not [to] me. My mother gave to me li[fe]”

“The disciples said to Jesus”

“deny. Mary is worthy
of it”

Jesus said to them,
“My wife”

“she will be able to
be my disciple”

“Let wicked people
swell up”

“As for me, I dwell with her in order to”

“an image”