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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ancient Papyrus Mentions Jesus' Wife


Story.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a scrap of papyrus that she says was written in Coptic in the fourth century and contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife …'”

The faded papyrus fragment is smaller than a business card, with eight lines on one side, in black ink legible under a magnifying glass. Just below the line about Jesus having a wife, the papyrus includes a second provocative clause that purportedly says, “she will be able to be my disciple.”


Wonder if it's surfacing now to gin up support for women priests in Roman Catholicism?

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

NOW it's gonna get interesting... LOL

TinCan Assassin said...

Hey, recycling heresy is like, green, man!