From the ash-heap of history
September 18, 2012 3:21 PM Subscribe
posted by Countess Elena (93 comments total)
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"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 ... '"
Although the papyrus fragment lacks context, it appears to be authentic. No sensational claims are put forward, either in the text or by the paper
, that this "proves" that Jesus was married.
Noteworthy also: the historian, Prof. Karen L. King, is the first woman to hold the Hollis Chair of Divinity
at Harvard, the oldest endowed chair in the United States.