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...]

Experts Question Authenticity of the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife”

Karen King’s recent revelation of a fragment she calls the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife has certainly made headlines. But her presentation in Rome to expert scholars of the Coptic language (the language of the fragment) has also generated a fair amount of skepticism among those scholars. Here are some excerpts from an AP story by [Read More...]

Was Jesus Married? Does New Evidence Say “Yes”?

Professor Karen King displays the fragment of the so-called Gospel of Jesus's Wife. Photo from http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/090512_AncientPapyrus_1714_605.jpg

Did Jesus have a wife, after all? Major news outlets, such as the New York Times, are reporting on the discovery of a new document that refers to Jesus’ wife. More precisely, a small fragment from a previously unknown document contains a statement by a character named “Jesus” referring to “my wife.” Does this give [Read More...]


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