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Papyrus makes reference to Jesus' wife


Posted on Wednesday, 19 September, 2012 | Comment icon 160 comments | News tip by: Imaginarynumber1


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A message inked on an ancient scrap of papyrus seems to suggest that Jesus may have been married.

The controversial discovery was made public yesterday by historian Karen L King at an international meeting of Coptic scholars. The scrap of papyrus is thought to have been written in the 4th century and is no bigger than a business card. In faded letters the text includes the words "Jesus said to them, 'My wife.." and further on it reads "she will be able to be my disciple."

The owner of the parchment has asked to remain anonymous, however experts who have studied it have so far concluded that it is unlikely to be a forgery. If it turns out to be genuine then it could reignite the debate over whether Jesus was married and, as long rumored, whether his wife could have been Mary Magdalene.

"The discussion is particularly animated in the Roman Catholic Church, where despite calls for change, the Vatican has reiterated the teaching that the priesthood cannot be opened to women and married men because of the model set by Jesus."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #151 Posted by Littlehawk on 2 October, 2012, 12:24
.....This actually FUELED debate? Who knew this would happen when they first read about the discovery? *raises hand*
Comment icon #152 Posted by moosehead on 2 October, 2012, 12:39
There are many gods that came before him and all their stories are alike.
Comment icon #153 Posted by New World Within on 2 October, 2012, 15:08
This cannot be!! :'O
Comment icon #154 Posted by Tommy K on 4 October, 2012, 19:51
If you want a religion that was similar to Christianity then have a read about Mithra/Mithraism.
Comment icon #155 Posted by questionmark on 5 October, 2012, 12:55
Not quite similar as all cult members were male and most military. But yes, there are several things from the Mithraism that Christianism adopted one to one, the Eucharisty is just one example.
Comment icon #156 Posted by Kittenmaia on 14 October, 2012, 11:52
Why is it STILL a surprise that he was married? He was a Jew and part of their religion is marriage.
Comment icon #157 Posted by Pinguin on 14 November, 2012, 8:29
For some reason, when I first heard of such document claiming that Jesus had a wife, I knew that the Vatican was going to say that it was a fake document or something to that manner. Now, do I believe that Jesus had a wife? Well it's possible but it still wouldn't change how I see the world.
Comment icon #158 Posted by woopypooky on 25 November, 2012, 14:03
Vatican will cease to exist if Jesus was fake.
Comment icon #159 Posted by trish1997 on 28 March, 2013, 15:42
Tey could never admit to it reguardless. Jesus could come and set on the pope knee and they still would not admit it


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