It is from 4th century, enough said.
“Frog snot” ping.
(sigh) Dan Brown redux.
This is obviously a righteous justification for riots by all Christians world wide at American embassies... Well... Just saying folks.
Myself, I think Jesus was married for the simple reason that for Him not to have been married in His time would have been remarkable enough that one of the Apostles would have mentioned it. His having a wife would’ve rated a “Yeah, and..?” from the men of His time so it is not surprising that His marriage would not be mentioned.
Besides, His being married explains why He was always out with the guys.
Too much missing to even speculate believably. The Church is Christ’s bride, right?
It would have been unusual for an observant Jewish man of thirty or so to be unmarried in those times, though. Or, maybe I’m wrong. Any of our Beloved Elder Brethren care to comment?
A wife??? The libs say Jesus was gay!
Joshua was a common name
Karen L. King is a member of the ‘Jesus Seminar’, which denies the divinity of Christ.
Woman has an agenda, look at her books:
“Her books include The Secret Revelation of John; The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle; What Is Gnosticism?; Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity (with Elaine Pagels); and Revelation of the Unknowable God. Other publications include Images of the Feminine in Gnosticism (ed.) and Women and Goddess Traditions in Antiquity and Today (ed.). Her particular theoretical interests are in discourses of normativity (orthodoxy and heresy), gender studies, and religion and violence.”
So what . . . say that this is true, the Bible said it clearly . . .
“And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife” (Revelation 21:9)
When Jesus speaks of his wife, surely it is the church, His bride, that He is referring to.
So sure, someone found a papyrus scrap that says something contrary to the Received Word of God. We will stick with the Word that has been passed down and protected, not some scrap from some heretical writing that has long been discarded.
So what? Faith is based on...faith. Not scraps of paper or “proof”.
In symbolic terms, if Jesus has a bride, he has a wife, the Church.
The real payoff line is:
The owner will “donate” this if Harvard buys the rest of his collection. IE a salted gold mine.
How many of these have been faked?
First, Jesus didn’t come here to get married. He had a greater mission on his mind.
Second, there were other prominent Biblical persons who were not married: John the Baptist, Stephen the first martyr, the Apostle Paul, John - the brother of Jesus, Lazarus, Daniel, Elijah, and Elisha to name a few.
Moses didn’t marry until he was 80!
So a 30 year old unmarried male in Jewish culture was not so unsusual.
Third, I highly resent an agnostic/atheist/religious professor relying on a 4th century papyrus writing to try to negate my faith.
2) Oh, so now all those saying He never existed will jump on this "proof" (proving their hypocrisy)?
Obviously from a relative of Elizabeth Warren, one of the Galilee Cherokees.
No mention of a wife anywhere duting his lifetime.
She finds a scrap of papyrus 400 years later and she touts it as truth.