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'Jesus's wife' papyrus is likely a fake, professor now says
Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 2:16 PM EDT

Posted on 06/20/2016 11:26:12 AM PDT by Olog-hai

A Harvard professor who caused a huge splash when she unveiled a small fragment of papyrus that she said referred to Jesus being married now says it’s likely a forgery.

In 2012, Harvard Divinity School Professor Karen King presented the fragment, which includes the phrase, “Jesus said to them, my wife.”

Since then, other scholars have raised doubts about the fragment’s authenticity. …

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TOPICS: Education; History; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: antichristianbigotry; churchhistory; epigraphyandlanguage; fake; forgery; fraud; godsgravesglyphs; gospelofmary; harvard; harvarddivinity; jesuswife; karenking; liberalagenda; papyrus; weddingincana
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1 posted on 06/20/2016 11:26:12 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Who was the forger? Like I can’t guess.


2 posted on 06/20/2016 11:26:56 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Vote GOP: A Slower Handbasket)
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To: Olog-hai

The pope must’ve gotten a heads up.

He just said most marriages were invalid.


3 posted on 06/20/2016 11:28:22 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Olog-hai

Um. Duh. Bible believing Christians know/knew this was fake.


4 posted on 06/20/2016 11:29:59 AM PDT by vpintheak (Freedom is not equality; and equality is not freedom!)
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To: Olog-hai

It took her four years to admit this? Maybe even Harvard hesitated to promote her.


5 posted on 06/20/2016 11:30:15 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Olog-hai

Likely?


6 posted on 06/20/2016 11:30:33 AM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: Cicero

Funny she does it when Obama is on the way out.


7 posted on 06/20/2016 11:31:45 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Captain Obvious Alert!


8 posted on 06/20/2016 11:34:47 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: vpintheak
There were all manner of fake gospels current in the second century, and a manuscript of one of them is not "fake" in the sense of being a modern forgery.

This is not just a "fake gospel" it is a "fake fake gospel".

9 posted on 06/20/2016 11:36:51 AM PDT by Salman
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Exactly. An ancient document with incorrect information is one thing. A modern document passing for ancient is something else.


10 posted on 06/20/2016 11:39:30 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Estos sufrimientos pasaran, y la esperanza una salida marcara." ~ Abp. Romero)
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To: Cicero
Maybe even Harvard hesitated to promote her.

Low cheekbones.

11 posted on 06/20/2016 11:40:05 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Olog-hai

the Atlantic article (online) is highly entertaining.

ps:
wouldn’t it be nice if the mass media would do even one-half the “investigative” job on the Islamic invasion-organizing-and-enabling illegal immigrant in our WH? But no, “pay no attention to the little man behind the curtain....there’s nothing to see there!....”


12 posted on 06/20/2016 11:46:22 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicians are not born. They're excreted." Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: Salman
"This is not just a "fake gospel" it is a "fake fake gospel".

Just like the gnostic Gospel of Mark. It was shown to be a forgery and thus a fake fake gospel.

13 posted on 06/20/2016 11:46:24 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

The Muslims are still fond of the “Gospel” of Barnabas.


14 posted on 06/20/2016 11:47:59 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I was suspicious when I saw it was written in ball point pen...


15 posted on 06/20/2016 11:48:10 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: vpintheak

How would Jesus being married or not affect his divinity one way or the other?


16 posted on 06/20/2016 11:51:09 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: Olog-hai

What gave it away as a forgery? Maybe because is was written on a typewriter?


17 posted on 06/20/2016 11:56:51 AM PDT by seawolf101 (This)
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe the papyrus was about somebody named Jesus Maria Rodriguez. :o)


18 posted on 06/20/2016 11:58:33 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Donald Trump, warts and all, is not a public enemy. The Golems in the GOP are stasis and apathy)
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To: MUDDOG
Low cheekbones.

Awesome reference!

19 posted on 06/20/2016 12:07:41 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: seawolf101

After four years of intense historical research, they determined that Comic Sans font was not in use at the time of the manuscript’s purported writing.


20 posted on 06/20/2016 12:29:35 PM PDT by PlateOfShrimp
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