The “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” and the Challenge of Confirmation Bias

In September 2012, Karen King, a professor of early Christianity and Gnosticism at the┬áHarvard Divinity School, announced that she had discovered a small papyrus fragment in which Jesus referred to his wife. King was careful to explain that the fragment, which she titled the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife", didn't prove that the historical Jesus was actually married, but that it did prove that some early Christians believed Jesus was married.Not surprisingly, King's announcement was met with … [Read more...]