Over at ETC, Christian Askeland has a great piece on Jesus’s Wife Resurrected.
Christian points out that any ambiguity in the carbon dating of GJW does not automatically favor its authenticity and thereby vindicate Prof. Karen King’s claims. Ye there are so many other factors which call into question its authenticity.
Karen King has produced no new evidence to authenticate this fragment. On the contrary, her prior contentions that the GJW fragment was (1) part of a literary codex and (2) was fourth century are now indefensible. Her method of argumentation was not self-critical or objective, but will doubtlessly be sufficient for those who already want to believe.
I do not want to be cynical, but it looks like HDS is doing all they can to make sure that it doesn’t look like one of their own was fooled by a forgery. However, given how crafty some forgers are, I think there is no shame in saying, “Darn, he got me. He was devious and I was excited!”