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'Wife of Jesus' papyrus 'very likely' a fake


Posted on Sunday, 19 June, 2016 | Comment icon 35 comments

The controversial papyrus fragment is almost certainly a hoax. Image Credit: Jose Claudio Antolinez
It is now almost certain that the 'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' is nothing more than a modern-day forgery.
First discovered back in 2012 by Harvard professor Karen King, the controversial papyrus seemed to be attributing the phrase "my wife" to Jesus himself - a reference with the potential to raise many questions over his marital status and the very concept of marriage in general.

The papyrus has been examined many times over the last few years with conflicting results, but now, following the recent publication of an article investigating the owner of the fragment, Walter Fritz, King herself now admits that she was misled and that it is most likely a fake.

"It appears now that all the material Fritz gave to me concerning the provenance of the papyrus... were fabrications," she told the Boston Globe. She does however concede that it is still not 100% certain that the papyrus itself is a forgery despite its increasingly questionable origins.

When asked whether she would retract her academic paper on the discovery King declined, stating that she didn't believe that there was anything to retract.

"I have always thought of scholarship as a conversation," she said. "So you put out your best thoughts, and then people... bring in new ideas or evidence. You go on."

Source: Boston Globe | Comments (35)

Tags: Jesus, Wife, Papyrus

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #26 Posted by eight bits on 3 August, 2016, 8:21
davros Not that young man. SECRET Mark refers to a (probably) forged fragment of a letter from Clement of Alexandria in which he describes three versions of the Gospel of Mark which supposedly were extant in his time. Two of those versions contain material that is missing from today's canonical Mark. Part of that gone-missing material are versions of the risen Lazarus story (which in our modern canon is found only in John). In one version (which "Clement" says is genuine), Jesus and a grateful Lazarus seem to get it on a few nights after Jesus had done Lazarus that big favor. In the other vers... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by third_eye on 3 August, 2016, 8:44
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Comment icon #28 Posted by davros of skaro on 4 August, 2016, 13:44
The two young men follows Markan wrap around parable to me. Besides Clement of Alexandria was active when John has been in circulation for some time with apocryphal works about as well.
Comment icon #29 Posted by davros of skaro on 4 August, 2016, 13:56
third_eye
Comment icon #30 Posted by docyabut2 on 4 August, 2016, 23:55
I think this one young man was Jesus`s cousin  John Mark the beloved on the mountain, and at the cross When he woke up that morning and saw Jesus walking  down the road with the cross  and ran out with only a cloth on, in fear ran away. Jesus did`nt lay with  Lazarus. he was sick with thyroid fever laying in a cave to cool with only a loin cloth on, Jesus  came to nurse him from the brink of death,nope no homo sexuality. Im  still out on whether Jesus was married or not  if he was it was to Mary Magdalene Lazarus `s sister the women he had saved.
Comment icon #31 Posted by zim10 on 20 August, 2016, 16:01
Why wouldn't a young Jewish man of those times not take a wife? That's what they did.
Comment icon #32 Posted by davros of skaro on 20 August, 2016, 16:07
True, but if Jesus was just an archangel that never was on Earth? He wouldn't take a wife.
Comment icon #33 Posted by eight bits on 20 August, 2016, 17:32
And if Jesus were actually a character written and played by the magician Simon, then he had Helen as his companion. I don't recall whether they were married, however. If there was a Jesus and if he was a man, then he probably had a wife, although she might have died before he went walkabout. Paul is very big that widows and widowers should not remarry, maybe Paul got that idea from Jesus. I think the point of this thread was that regardless of what really happened, the bit of "ancient ure" that was promoted by a famous Harvard professor is probably a modern forgery. It's not the professor's f... [More]
Comment icon #34 Posted by davros of skaro on 20 August, 2016, 19:28
Comment icon #35 Posted by docyabut2 on 20 August, 2016, 20:04
 Jesus  may have been of the  Essenes,  the sext believed in marriage and some did not. In the Quman  there were a lot  more  women graves discovered  just recently, if I can ever find that report again:( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qumran   


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