Saturday, August 29, 2015

New evidence emerges authenticating lost "Gospel of Jesus's Wife"

By Sarah Cascone
The Gospel of Jesus's Wife. Photo: Harvard Divinity School.
New scientific tests indicate that the controversial Gospel of Jesus's Wife, which suggests Jesus might not have been celibate, could be authentic. The key line from the papyrus scrap reads "Jesus said to them, 'My wife . . . she will be able to be my disciple.'" When the manuscript came to light thanks to Harvard University professor Karen King in 2012, it was met with a great deal of skepticism. For now, the Gospel's authenticity is still very much up for debate. [link]