The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife – A Moral of the Story

Karen King smiles at her fragment.

It now appears likely that The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife is a forgery. (See what I have written here, along with links.) Professor Karen King and her Harvard colleagues have some mud on their faces, which may be useful to cover up their blushing. It seems that Professor King was fooled by a clever forger, [Read More...]

Was Jesus Married? Does The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Help Answer This Question?

Ever since Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code raised the intriguing possibility that Jesus was actually married to Mary Magdalene, pop culture has been fascinated by this question. And, even though historical evidence for the actual marriage of Jesus was extremely slim at best, and the evidence to the contrary was weighty, millions of [Read More...]

Why is the Supposed Marriage of Jesus Such a Big Deal These Days? Part 2

Small sculpture of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. In the wall of the garden near the Church of All Nations.

Last Friday, I began suggesting several answers to the question: Why is the supposed marriage of Jesus such a big deal these days? So far, I’ve offered three options: 1. The Marriage of Jesus is a Big Deal Because of The Da Vinci Code 2. The Marriage of Jesus is a Big Deal Because It [Read More...]

Why is the Supposed Marriage of Jesus Such a Big Deal These Days?

Da Vinci Code Cover

A few days ago, a scholar at the Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies in Rome announced the discovery of a tiny fragment of a manuscript, which, if authentic, comes from the fourth century A.D. This kind of academic presentation wouldn’t even make the back page of American newspapers, let alone the headlines, except for [Read More...]


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