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May 3, 2014

How the 'Jesus' Wife' Hoax Fell Apart

On April 24, Christian Askeland — a Coptic specialist at Indiana Wesleyan University and my colleague at the Green Scholars Initiative—revealed that the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife," as the fragment is known, was a match for a papyrus fragment that is clearly a forgery. - - WSJ.com

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 3, 2014 9:32 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Anyone who fell for it in the first place needs at least a couple of Sunday School visits. Better yet, a short study on how we got our New Testament documents. Otherwise they will continue to be victimized by those who would love to destroy the Scriptures.

Posted by: Denny at May 3, 2014 10:38 AM

And they didn't even have to examine the "dirt"/pollen in it?
Let me guess, actual ancient fabric, with old "ink" recipe.
SEE: Ossuary of Jesus' (something or other).

Posted by: CaptDMO at May 3, 2014 2:10 PM

For a reason unknown to me there are those who want to prove that Jesus had sex; as if that somehow countered everything else.

In the gospels there is no evidence that Jesus sneezed; or burped; or farted or....

So what? Nothing takes away the parables, nothing takes away the sacrifice.

(I am certain that Jesus had his laundry done, and at some point had to argue with an inn-keeper's wife about the number of tallows burned the prior night. And sandles? Someone had to make those, and haggling with the cobbler must have been....)

Posted by: Mikey NTH at May 3, 2014 4:58 PM

Mikey: That's right, it doesn't matter the earthly manifestations of Jesus' time here with us. Some folks get all anthropomorphic, try to make it more real for them, like "um, lemme see, He was short, no He had a blond beard, nonono, He was Jewish, what did He eat for breakfast ..."
Anybody that has to get that far involved with it doesn't have Faith and Acceptance.

"So what? Nothing takes away the parables, nothing takes away the sacrifice." That pretty much sums it up.

Posted by: chasmatic at May 4, 2014 4:17 AM

Most of what is written about Jesus was written 40 to 70 years after his death, taken from documents and verbal histories. As chasmatic says, Faith and Acceptance is required. Believe or don't. If not, nothing you can say makes much difference since you lack the two requirements.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at May 4, 2014 5:44 AM

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