Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Far Less Sensational Truth about Jesus’ ‘Wife’

Interesting: The Far Less Sensational Truth about Jesus’ ‘Wife’ – The Gospel Coalition Blog:
This new manuscript---aptly titled the Gospel of Jesus' Wife---is a fragment of a fourth-century codex written in Coptic (Sahidic) that in one place reads, "Jesus said to them, 'My wife . . . she will be able to be my disciple.'" The fragment is quite small (4 x 8 cm), with faded writing on the back. The main text is written in a cramped, semi-literate hand. Most notably, Karen King of Harvard University has suggested that while the manuscript is fourth century, the original composition should be dated back to the middle of the second century.

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