Jesus Christ Had A Wife, Scholar, Scientists Claim With New Proof

A Harvard professor and some scientists are claiming a fragment of papyrus seemingly mentioning that Jesus had a wife is an ancient document and not a forgery.

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Following a series of tests, the papyrus is said to be written in Coptic and contains a dialogue in which Jesus refers to “my wife.”

Karen King, a professor at the Harvard Divinity School, writes in the Harvard Theological Review that the papyrus is almost certainly a product of ancient Christians and probably dates to eighth-century Egypt, based on carbon dating and chemical tests on the ink.

 

* An ancient fragment provided as proof by scholar and scientists that Jesus had a wife during his lifetime

According to Prof King and her team, none of the testing has produced any evidence that the fragment is a modern fabrication or forgery.

It was gathered that the fragment, which has some legible lines on the front and on the back, contains the words: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife …. She will also be my disciple.”

James Yardley from Columbia University, and Alexis Hagadorn from Columbia University Libraries, used a technique called micro-Raman spectroscopy to determine that the carbon character of the ink matched samples of other papyri that date from the first to eighth centuries CE.

Malcolm Choat from Macquarie University examined the fragment at HDS and offered an independent assessment of the handwriting.

Prof King first announced the existence of the fragment in September 2012, at the International Coptic Congress in Rome, where she dubbed it “The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife.”

The use of the word “gospel” refers to the fragment’s most distinctive claim that Jesus was married.

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 * Jesus loves carrying kids according to Bible teachings

Her announcement caused controversy among Christians and religious scholars, many of whom believe the document may be a forgery because of the poor grammar, shape of the handwriting and the ink’s colour and quality.

The Vatican newspaper also released an editorial after the announcement declaring it a fake.

However, Prof King has stressed the text does not prove Jesus actually had a wife, but suggests ancient Christians wrote about this possibility.

“The main topic of the fragment is to affirm that women who are mothers and wives can be disciples of Jesus—a topic that was hotly debated in early Christianity as celibate virginity increasingly became highly valued,” Prof King said.

“This gospel fragment provides a reason to reconsider what we thought we knew by asking what the role claims of Jesus’s marital status played historically in early Christian controversies over marriage, celibacy, and family.”

But Brown University Professor Leo Depuydt, in an analysis also published Thursday by the Harvard Theological Review, remains unconvinced and argues the text contains grammatical errors that a native Coptic speaker would not make.

Source: The Independent

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28 Comments

  • Let the holy spirit lead u 2 say good of our Lord Jesus Christ not by human spirit in speaking evil of Him.I would n’ver bliev this in my life.

  • madam leave dem in their darkness nd utmost ignorance, da brown in his book titled ‘da vinci code’, more dan a decade ago had revealed d hidden truths about christianity; ‘not only dt jesus married, he was a father!’

  • Yes d Church is His bride, n He is d groom, He is coming back to take his Bride His bride He has purified by His own Blood, what a sacrificial lover! He is praying for her everyday before God His father, wat a caring Husband! I thank God nd Am proud to b says:

    For God so lvd d word that he Gave his only begotten son…who ever believe in Him should not perish but have Everlasting life. John 3:16.

  • Ayo… when the time is right we will see who is fooling who. God loves you and i hope you wont waste the opportunity to have eternal life.

  • What’s d significance of this to the salvation Christ brought to this world? It does not in any way increase your level of spirituality. You’ve got to be silent where the Bible is silent lest you bring out your collection of idea. The most important thing is for you to believe Christ as your Lord and Saviour!

  • yes.my lord Jesus still have wives.He said”iam the father to d fatherless and d husband to d widows.but the way Ayo sees it.

  • Lookif truely Quran is saying the true, there is no where in the Quran that says Jesus is married. But is coming back to perform all this right but not in a sinful manner we are doing it.

  • As an archaeologist the method in which he employed in his investigation is not absolute and prove abortive because radio carbon dating cannot ascertain without enography to determine the full details of the fragment. This is a divide investigation not mere fake and limited and a maturer research. I totally disagree with just a mere fabrication that wage no basic and fake.

  • Admin,you should be wise in your captions.It should be: Women as Mothers and or Wives were/are disciples of Jesus Christ.

  • marriage is nt a vice. its a good thing. Jesus n d entire scriptures commend marriage. if Jesus hd married there would av bin no need cocealing it. d quoran would’ve also mentioned it. since d statement jst says, ‘my wife’, we should jettison it. perhaps he ws on trying to illustrate somthg. eg ‘my mother… is my wife’. we must believe only in d Word.

  • Any one who says or believe’s that jesus had a wife must be insane!!! I discribe them all as family davinci cod.

  • My fellow believers, beware of the devil and his agents (followers) bcos, they ar out to cos confusion and fear in the lives of people. Rememba that Bible warned us to be wise not fools, let pray 4 them 2 repent from the way of destruction.

  • Yes Jesus has wife’s nd we dat d end of d world met we r d wifes of Jesus christ, he has left us 2 heaven 2 preapare where we r goin 2 stay 4 us, wen he comes back he take us 2 where he had prepare, halleluyah! Jesus christ is bride we r d groom, do prepare 4 d coming of ur bride?

  • Any one who says or believe’s that jesus had a wife must be insane!!! I discribe them all as family of davinci code.

  • Its true bt I believe there is a God, only the roman catholic still hold Christianity together…for more info google for Davinci code,Angels and Demons,Davinci Demons,and check out the images of the last supper nd mona lisa painting…Davinci hid a lot of things in his painting like d fingers of his paintings are neva complete or get d book it has enough proof even from the bible and u will know d real reason why the pple crucified Jesus Christ…pple who wrote about it lived in the days of Jesus christ and more so,d bible isn’t complete,d roman catholic hid d very important parts of d bible and pple are claiming to be descendants of Jesus christ…it all has to do with the roman catholic,just stick to ur believe

  • Needless to say that what you don’t know is obviously stronger than you. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only son of God. We also believe that every great man’s life will be surrounded by controversies and mysteries. These are some of the qualities of a true great man. Take it or leave it, Jesus lives, conquered kings & intellectuals and left with a strong manual (the Holy Bible)of who he is. The truth has not changed. Tribes & tongues may change with time; He remains the same.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to hear tomorrow that Jesus Christ had other wives and concubines. That’s simply the true nature of a great man and Him only deserves that title. He came and conquered. Critics & low-life people can only blow His trumpets. Truth remains that however my Jesus is talked about- preaching His love or running him down, we all are preaching His awesome personality. Take it or leave it “He remains relevant to our existence.”

    A little piece of advice to the people preaching Him negatively, one day you will experience that Damascus touch & you’ll start singing uncontrollably like your uncle Apostle Paul.

  • thi s is a story just to create scenes and gain attention am sure, how can one say Jesus had a wife
    and it is a sin to subtract or add to the word of God
    if care is not taken some fake pastors will begin to include this in their sermons
    may God forgive us all amen

  • Hmmmm… I laugh. I laugh because what the Lord Jesus is, is beyond the grisp of the thots of them that knw him not. Whateva they say, do, manipulate and cook up, Jesus remains the saviour 4eva. He doesn’t need help. We do.

  • The knowledge and wisdom of this world is foolishness in the sight of God. So professor or scholar that mislead the public will received his reward. When blasphem against our Lord Jesus you punishment is huge. You better repent and accept the Lord as your saViour. If you make this kind of comment abt Mohammed you know wht the muslim world will do to you. So you see our religion is peaceful and there is always room and time for forgiveness. I pray God Almighty to forgive you and give you understanding so you can be save.

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