Apr 102014

Papyrus Fragment Gospel of  Jesus' Wife[Disclaimer Added: It’s a modern forgery.]

Karen King has finally gotten research on the fragment known as the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” published in the Harvard Theological Review (thank goodness too, as there were some concerns over whether the research would get space in a proper venue like this). As indicated, they’d just been waiting for the results to come back from the physical tests of the papyrus fragment. These physical tests include a comparison of the ink with other inks from antiquity and a carbon dating test performed on the papyrus itself.

These tests don’t vindicate those who had been beating the drums for “forgery” from the beginning. On the other hand, they don’t take all the ambiguity out of the matter either, and there will continue to be those who support a hypothesis of modern forgery. The good news is that a healthy debate can occur, taking into consideration all of the most salient data, now that the physical evidence has been examined.

You can check out the links below or join the discussion on the Early Writings forum. And now, the reaction from the blogosphere…

  1. Women In Theology: Jesus Had A Wife!? Why Is Everyone Freaking Out?
  2. April DeConick: Very exciting news about the Jesus Wife fragment
  3. Paleojudaica: GJW Test Results Finally In
  4. Evangelical Textual Criticism: Jesus Wife Resurrected From the Dead
  5. Mark Goodacre: The Jesus’ Wife Fragment Is Back
  6. Francis Watson: Jesus’ Wife Attempts a Comeback: Initial Response
  7. Exploring Our Matrix: Jesus’ Wife Is Really Old
  8. Apocryphicity: Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Declared Authentic
  9. Larry Hurtado: “Jesus’ Wife” Article in HTR: Initial Thoughts
  10. Larry Hurtado: “Jesus’ Wife Fragment”: Further Observations
  11. Jared Callaway: So-Called “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” Testing Findings
  12. XKV8R: Larry Hurtado Provides an Excellent Summary…
  13. Rollstone Epigraphy: Wife of Jesus Coptic Papyrus: Brief Methodological Musings
  14. The Biblical World: Test results for “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife”
  15. Michael Heiser: The Wife of Jesus Coptic Fragment: Another Update
  16. Kushana’s Bible Question Page: Did Jesus Have a Wife, Part II
  17. G. W. Schwendner: No evidence of forgery in ancient text mentioning “Jesus’ wife”
  18. James Tabor: Tests on the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” Fragment Show No Evidence of Forgery
  19. Christopher Skinner: “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” More Likely to Be Ancient
  20. Brice C. Jones: Gospel of Jesus’ Wife is Ancient, according to Reports
  21. Anthony Le Donne: Who Arranged Jesus’ Marriage, When, and Why?
  22. Jim Naughton: No evidence “Gospel of Jesus Wife” was forged
  23. NPR: ‘Gospel Of Jesus’s Wife’ Papyrus Not A Forgery, Harvard Says
  24. CNN Belief Blog: Study: ‘Jesus’ wife’ fragment not a fake
  25. Washington Post: Harvard journal says “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” is ancient, not a modern forgery
  26. Huffington Post: ‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’ Papyrus Is Ancient, Not Fake, Scientists And Scholars Say
  27. America, The National Catholic Review: Did Jesus Have a Wife? No.
  28. The Verge: ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ likely isn’t a modern forgery, scientists claim
  29. Jezebel: ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ Is the Real Deal, According to Science
  30. Scott Neuman: ‘Gospel Of Jesus’s Wife’ Papyrus Not A Forgery, Harvard Says
  31. The Atlantic: The ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ Is Real: What Now?
  32. RT: ‘Jesus’ wife’ papyrus not a modern forgery, scientific tests say
  33. Dunelm Road: The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife — Not a Forgery?!?!
  34. The Blaze: Scientists Reveal Big Findings About Ancient Papyrus That Refers to Jesus’ ‘Wife’
  35. Fox43: ‘Jesus’ wife’ fragment not a fake
  36. Metro: No evidence of modern forgery in ancient text mentioning ‘Jesus’ wife’
  37. Michael Bird: More on the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife
  38. Philip Marcelo: Harvard study suggests ‘Jesus’ wife’ text not fake
  39. Rosella Lorenzi: Gospel of Jesus’ wife is no forgery, experts rule
  40. Danny Boston: Gospel of Jesus’ Wife is No Forgery, Experts Rule
  41. Simcha TV: The Verdict is in: Jesus Wife Papyrus Authentic!
  42. Bible Places Blog: Jesus’ Wife Papyrus Fragment Likely Ancient
  43. Civil Commotion: Was Jesus married?
  44. Standing on My Head: Proof that Jesus Was Married?
  45. Occupy Illuminati: Papyrus Mentions Jesus Wife Authentic?
  46. Venitism: Mary Magdalene, The Wife of Jesus
  47. Creative Minority Report: Just in Time for Easter: Proof that Jesus was Married
  48. Nieman’s Blog: Ancient Fragmant of document says Jesus was married
  49. Jon Sorensen: Scientists claim ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ likely isn’t a modern forgery
  50. Watcher’s Lamp: No evidence of forgery in ancient text mentioning ‘Jesus’s wife’
  51. Augoeides: “Jesus’ Wife” Not a Modern Forgery
  52. A Thinking Reed: “Jesus’ wife” revisited
  53. NVO News: No forgery in ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ claims
  54. Boston.com: New tests show no evidence of forgery in ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ papyrus
  55. Miscellanea Agnostica: “Gospel Of Jesus’ Wife” Probably A True Classical Document
  56. Birmingham Observer: New findings suggest ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ not modern forgery
  57. Wrong Planet: Gospel of Jesus wife
  58. Patriots for Christ: Scientists Claim Controversial ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ Papyrus Fragment is Likely Authentic, Not Fake
  59. The Anglo-Sinkie Scribbles: Latest Update on the Jesus Wife Fragment
  60. Holly Post: ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ Is the Real Deal, According to Science
  61. Rebuild America’s Biblical Worldview: Why does Jesus being married, or not, even matter?
  62. Religion Forums:  Do you think Jesus was married?
  63. Lion of the Blogosphere: The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife
  64. Zwinglius Redivivus: Oh Look- Harvard Is Pimping ‘The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’ – It Must Be Easter

More is certain to come over the next couple weeks.

  6 Responses to “50+ Blogs Abuzz for Jesus’ Wife”

  1. Have read all of these articles ?! (I’m still reading Dr King new articles, and the stupid article written by Depuydt 18 months ago – a revised version of its uttermost blunders…)

  2. […] . . . . then go to Peter Kirby’s blog where has a list of 50+ Blogs Abuzz for Jesus’ Wife. […]

  3. […] title is the first thing that popped into my head when I saw that Peter Kirby had a round-up of 50 blogs abuzz about the so-called Gospel of Jesus’ Wife fragmen…. I’m grateful that my previous round-up was one of the ones he chose to […]

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