Skip to comments.Just in Time for Easter: Proof that Jesus was Married
Posted on 04/10/2014 8:26:11 PM PDT by NYer
Hey, you know I was thinking that it was almost Easter and there hasn't been some shocking new revelation that Jesus wasn't real or he was real but was actually just a plumber from Poughkeepsie (which oddly enough was the name of a small town in Israel.) ((Not really))
So a new study has come out saying that the proof that Jesus had a wife is kinda' old. Yeah, that's actually what the study said. A piece a parchment supposedly says "Jesus said to them my wife." That's old news. But the new news is that the parchment is really old.
Some are calling it the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife." And by "some" I mean people who don't actually believe in the actual gospels.
In 2012, the discovery of a tattered papyrus fragment rocked the biblical studies community after some alleged its text proved that Jesus was married.Isn't it funny how she wants to move beyond the forgery questions and move on to the topic of women priests and priests getting married. Hmmm.
Now tests show the fragment is not only likely legit — it's also superold.
The controversial fragment known as the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife" dates to between the sixth and ninth centuries, and could possibly date back as early as the second to fourth centuries, according to a newly published study in the Harvard Theological Review.
The fragment, which contains the words, "Jesus said to them, my wife," first came to light several years ago. Harvard University Divinity Professor Karen L. King, who announced the fragment's existence at a conference in 2012, was quick to point out that the fragment does not prove that Jesus had a wife.
"The main topic of the fragment is to affirm that women who are mothers and wives can be disciples of Jesus — a topic that was hotly debated in early Christianity as celibate virginity increasingly became highly valued," King said in a statement...
Not everyone agrees that the document is legitimate. Brown University professor Leo Depuydt wrote a rebuttal to the findings in which he calls out "gross grammatical errors." He said the fragment is so clearly a phony that it "seems ripe for a Monty Python sketch."
In an interview with the Boston Globe, King said, “I’m basically hoping that we can move past the issue of forgery to questions about the significance of this fragment for the history of Christianity, for thinking about questions like, ‘Why does Jesus being married, or not, even matter? Why is it that people had such an incredible reaction to this?’ "
“Have you ever picked your feet in Poughkeepsie?”
Brother Popeye Doyle
*facepalm* don’t these people ever give up?
Well, the proof was that it wasn’t a forgery. Whether or not what is written is to be believed is another matter. Not saying it is or isn’t true (what is written) but that is an important distinction.
Harvard Divinity Professor?? who cares!
Harvard aint what it used to be ..IN SPADES!!
Was it Morgan Fairchild?
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your fathers desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Proof that stupid people will believe anything
The timing is rather dubious, as is everything else about this nonsense.
As if there could not be really old blasphemies
Just for fun. Pretend for a minute we find real proof he was married. ( like he would have been expected to be, in that place and time and especially Given his role). Just pretend. Now, what difference would that make? Just asking. I can’t see any big negative. And it would help reinforce the institution of marriage today. But maybe I’m overlooking something? Thanks.
Oh goody. More nonsense from the so called scholars. A document that is way more recent than any of the gospels and at best dodgy
but...but Its TATTERED PAPYRUS....../s Authentic Tattered PAPYRUS.../s
The Church is the Bride of Christ.
So yes, Jesus has a “wife”
BTW was this fragment in English?
Well, if you are going to be a Torah observant rabbi you are going to be married.