Timo S. Paananen on Methods of Forgery Detection and the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife

Timo S. Paananen on Methods of Forgery Detection and the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife September 27, 2012

Timo S. Paananen has written a brief piece which takes the methods that Francis Watson and others have used to argue for the inauthenticity of the papyrus fragment known as the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife,” and applies them to a fragment of known provenance and authenticity. I hope it will be widely read and circulated, since it offers what I feel are really important insights about the methods that some have used or proposed using to detect alleged signs of forgery.

I’ve shared the article on my own web space and am providing a link below:

Timo S. Paananen, “Another “Fake” Or Just a Problem of Method? What Francis Watson’s Analysis Does to Papyrus Köln 255”


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