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Gospel of Jesus’ Wife

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Gospel of Jesus’ Wife
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” is the name given to the text on a papyrus fragment with writing in Egyptian Coptic that includes the words, “Jesus said to them, ‘my wife…'”.[1] The text on the fragment is alleged to be a fourth-century Coptic translation of what is said to be “a gospel probably written in Greek in the second half of the second century.”[2]

Professor Karen L. King (who announced the existence of the papyrus in 2012) and her colleague AnneMarie Luijendijk named the fragment the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” for reference purposes[3] but have since acknowledged the name was controversial.[note 1] King has insisted that the fragment, “should not be taken as proof that Jesus, the historical person, was actually married”.[4] Luijendijk and fellow papyrologist Roger Bagnall authenticated the papyrus with Luijendijk suggesting it would have been impossible to forge.  Continue reading