Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 10th April 2014 in General Interest | Jesus,wife,papyrus,fragment,Archaeology,Jesus wife,gnosticism,early church
UPDATE (3rd May 2014): It is now believed to have been confirmed as a hoax/fake; read the full story on The Wall Street Journal.
Ancient and not a fake according to scientists
IMAGE: HARVARD UNIVERSITY, KAREN L. KING/ASSOCIATED PRESS
A little while ago, there was some hoopla in the news about a newly discovered fragment of papyrus from ancient times which contained the phrase "Jesus said to them, 'my wife...,'". Obviously, and not surprisingly, the media made a big deal out of this. Atheists and the like, saw it as a blow to Christianity and conspiracy theorists everywhere thought it confirmed their views that the Vatican and the Catholic Church wer...