Skip to comments.The Inside Story of a Controversial New Text About Jesus (Married!)
Posted on 09/19/2012 6:49:40 PM PDT by Renfield
Harvard researcher Karen King today unveiled an ancient papyrus fragment with the phrase, Jesus said to them, My wife. The text also mentions Mary, arguably a reference to Mary Magdalene. The announcement at an academic conference in Rome is sure to send shock waves through the Christian world. The Smithsonian Channel will premiere a special documentary about the discovery on September 30 at 8 p.m. ET. And Smithsonian magazine reporter Ariel Sabar has been covering the story behind the scenes for weeks, tracing Kings steps from when a suspicious e-mail hit her in-box to the nerve-racking moment when she thought the entire presentation would fall apart. Read our exclusive coverage below....
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We who believe that Jesus is the risen Messiah ... collectively yawn.
yawn. This kind of nonsense, Dan Brown redux, tries to rear its head in “scholarship” all the time.
It’s already being discredited as a fraud, not that I needed any “expert” to tell me this.
It is a lie that Jesus was married. Many breakaway group believed all kinds of things about Jesus and God. The fact that someone wrote one of these false ideas down 400 years after Jesus doesn’t make it true.
Most importantly - the Catholic Church completely rejects the notion He was married therefore it is false.
Sounds like she found an ancient “Dan Brown” like papyrus.
Well, have they seen “The Last Temptation of Christ”. There’s some proof!
I don’t believe this version is going to sell.
in order to be noticed and bring attention to this so as to to get an apology from the Obama state department should we (Christians) riot, burn buildings and cause general mayhem???
I am skeptical of this but if Christ was married I would neither be overly surprised or bothered by it.
To play the devil’s advocate, I must ask why His being married would, in any way, diminish Him. He is God and I believe part of His mission was to, by His example, show us how to live our lives. Of course, His main mission was to die for us because it is impossible for us to live up to God’s strict standards. Since marriage is such an important part of our human lives, it kind of make sense that Jesus might have shown us how to do that part right, too.
Jesus is married. To the Church.
Yeah, who cares if he was married? Doesn’t change his orgin, miracles, message, Love. In fact, now that I think about it, it makes his sacrifice even more awesome.
Harvard “researcher” Karen King (who now occupies the oldest, and formerly one of the most prestigious, chairs in America) has devoted her academic life to feminist and anti-Christian “research”.
It is no surprise that she has now “discovered” what is almost certainly a forgery, if she did not create it herself.
That having been said, if Jesus had been married sometime between the age of 12 and when He began His public ministry around age 30, it would not be remarkable to me and it would not affect my faith in the least.
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There are thousands of these pseudepigraphica fragments out there blowin in` the wind.
>> Harvard researcher Karen King today unveiled an ancient papyrus fragment with the phrase, Jesus said to them, My wife.” bla bla bla
Whatever. Last weekend I ‘unveiled’ some graffiti on a cinder block fragment in a bathroom at an interstate highway rest stop that claimed that Jesus was... well, nevermind, it’s not important because it’s not true.
However, I do wonder why these Harvard researchers seem never to unveil any semi-ancient papyruses (papyrusii?) that give us new insights into the un-god Allah or his pedophile, er, I mean prophet Muhammed. I wonder why that is.
Jesus Christ the Son of God was crucified for my sins. The rest is meaningless.
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