Skepticism About 'Jesus' Wife' Papyrus Grows as Test Results Lag

Karen L. King

Lengthy delays in testing the authenticity of the papyrus fragment are stoking the views of critics who consider it a forgery.
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In September 2012, Karen L. King, a professor of divinity at Harvard University, revealed the discovery of a fourth-century papyrus fragment in which Jesus refers to a wife. It was a big deal at the time. Then scholars questioned its authenticity and...

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