Thursday, May 08, 2014

Ancient document referencing Jesus' wife may be a forgery

See also:

"Jesus' Wife Fragment Round-up" - Duke's Mark Goodacre.

""Jesus' Wife": What's the Story Now?" - Larry Hurtado

"How Harvard scholars may have been duped by a forged ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’" - Washington Post

And remember: "as Prof. King has rather consistently emphasized all along, whatever the date and provenance of the item, it has absolutely no significance whatsoever for “historical Jesus” studies. Contrary to some of the sensationalized news stories, that is, the fragment has no import for the question of whether Jesus was married." - Larry Hurtado, via Ben Witherington (emphasis mine)