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Why People Believe Jesus Had a Wife

Earlier this week, it was announced that an ancient text claiming that Jesus had a wife was not forged! Ross Everett joins DNews today to report on this new finding, and what discuss if it means anything to religion as we know it.

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Gospel of Jesus’ Wife is No Forgery, Experts Rule

“The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife, a papyrus fragment of Coptic script containing a suggestion that Jesus may have been married, is an ancient document, and not a modern forgery, says a paper published in the Harvard Theological Review on Tuesday.”

Harvard Study Suggests ‘Jesus’ Wife’ Text Not Fake

“New scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of ‘my wife’ is more likely an ancient document than a forgery, according to an article published Thursday by the Harvard Theological Review.”

No evidence of modern forgery in ancient text mentioning ‘Jesus’ Wife’

“New scientific tests have turned up no evidence of modern forgery in a text written on ancient Egyptian papyrus that refers to Jesus as being married, according to a long-awaited article to be published Thursday in the Harvard Theological Review.”

Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say

“A faded fragment of papyrus known as the ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,’ which caused an uproar when unveiled by a Harvard Divinity School historian in 2012, has been tested by scientists who conclude in a journal published on Thursday that the ink and papyrus are very likely ancient, and not a modern forgery.”

“Jesus said to them, ‘My wife…'”: A New Coptic Papyrus Fragment

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