I am shocked by the story of the 4th century papyrus which refers to Jesus’ wife. Shocked I tell you. Shocked that the story wasn’t released just before Christmas or Easter. Oh well I guess this gives the History Channel some lead time for a new documentary for Christmas or Easter.
Really if Jesus had a wife she would never have allowed him to go out all night with the boys at the Garden of Gethsemane.
Plus I can imagine fictious conversations if Jesus had a Jewish wife.
“What you fed 5,000 people and you couldn’t come home with something to eat?”
“No you are not going to Caesarea Philippi wearing that. Do you know how long it took me to weave that seamless garment?”
The subject does make me wonder about future archeology. I can imagine some archaeologist digging up a book scrap that mentions “Abe Lincoln Vampire Killer” and inferring he was a Presidential version of Van Helsing.
Thomas L. McDonald The Gnostic Noise Machine and the “Wife” of Jesus
Jimmy Akin Does New Document Prove That Jesus Had a Wife?
All of “IT” is true Jeff so just learn to live backward with “IT” if ya know what “I” mean?
September 18, 2012, 3:45 pm
Posted by David Gibson
Earth-shattering news in biblical archeology:
JERUSALEM (AP) — Scripture scholars on Tuesday announced the discovery of a tattered but still legible Post-it Note that is at least 3,000 years old and appears to be a shopping list that includes the words “thick cut Canadian bacon” among the items.
The provenance and authorship of the list was uncertain and shrouded in mystery. But scholars say that if authentic, the document could upend the history of Jewish dietary laws and raise serious doubts about the authority of sacred scripture.
Oh yes, and there was another interesting discovery today — a tiny papyrus fragment, maybe just possibly from the third century, of unknown ownership and provenance, that seems to be a “gospel” in which Jesus talks about his wife and says she could be a “disciple.” The good news, of course, is that at least he didn’t say she could be a priest.
From the NYT report about Karen King’s announcement, delivered in a paper in Rome at a Coptic scholars conference at the Augustinianum:
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