Ancient papyrus refers to Jesus’s Wife

Source: NY Times.

By Laurie Goodstein.

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.”


7 replies

  1. This is sure to spur more debates with Catholic church and conspiracy theorists. Its only fitting that the research was done and presented by a lady historian instead of a man. I am no expert on this matter, but there is this verse in the Holy Quran that makes one ponder..
    [13:39] And, indeed, We sent Messengers before thee, and We gave them wives and children.

  2. I wish and hope the Historian will not be forced to suspend her research and discoveries on this. May God assist her.

  3. I think this is good news if it is true at all, but that science has to prove. To every man belongs a woman. Why not to Jesus?

  4. Nobody can suspend this research. Because it is not for nothing that it has been saved for since such a long time. Allah preserved it and there is a great purpose behind it. They can only “pend” it for time being if they try, but finally truth will be proved.

    I believe even if they , to them destroy every evidence Allah is capable to save and produce even more solid evidence. Insha’Allah

    I am not surprised at this evidence at all. There still maybe more hidden facts bigger then this. Truth is born to shine.

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