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The Deepening Mystery Of the 'Jesus' Wife' Papyrus

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from The Weekly Standard:

"The 'Gospel of Jesus’s Wife'—that well-publicized scrap of centuries-old papyrus bearing the Coptic words 'Jesus said to them, My wife'—has an equally old twin-sister scrap bearing some phrases from the Coptic version of the New Testament Gospel of John. That latter fragment was part of a cache of six small pieces of papyrus written in Coptic (a language of ancient Egypt) and acquired, their anonymous owner told Harvard Divinity School professor Karen L. King, from another collector, a German named Hans-Ulrich Laukamp ...

"But it’s inexcusable that Karen King (who refuses to give press interviews, including to me, except under carefully controlled conditions), the Harvard Divinity School, and the editors of the Harvard Theological Review haven’t come forward with everything they know about the 'Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,' its papyrological context, the full circumstances under which it was bought and sold several times, and the reasons why the fragment’s existence was revealed to only a tiny handful of Coptic scholars before September 2012. We can start with the publication of the Gospel of John fragment. Jesus’ shadowy sister-in-law deserves no less."

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/deepening-mystery-jesus-wife-papyrus_787462.html

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There was no wife...

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We should test everything against the Word, because it is the final truth.

If Jesus had been married the Word would have told us so. 

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I've done a little research here and Karen I. King (she is mentioned in the article) is an author and a professor of Ecclesiastical studies. I have checked some of the books she has written and guess what?

She is a supporter of Gnosticism, believes that there was a female apostle of Jesus (the book appears to have feminist leanings) and she has also written a book about a secret revelation of John.

In other words she appears to be a false Christian (indeed if she is one at all). No wonder she has an interest in this piece of papyrus. I think that this is just another attempt to undermine Christianity.

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Read about it in an interview on Christianity Today.  It is supposed to date around 500 or 600 AD.  It is probably a forgery and is based off the Gospel of Philip (which I have not read)

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The Wife~!

 

For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. Isaiah 54:5

 

My LORD

 

Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts. Jeremiah 15:16

 

And My God

 

Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. Isaiah 44:6

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We should test everything against the Word, because it is the final truth.

If Jesus had been married the Word would have told us so. 

 

Amen,ncn.

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The gnostic gospels were being kick started even before Peter and Paul died...    I don't understand why finding an old document with that written on it from 500 to 600 AD is such a big deal....    We've had secret societies since the days of Nimrod and Semiramis doing Satan's work.

 

Just because it exists doesn't mean what it says is reality...    Goodness,  look at the story of the Holy Grail and all the people involved in that for the past 2,000 years...   and finding a piece of paper with the idea written on it just means that the crazies were around not long after our Lord left this planet.

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There was an in-depth program on this subject some time back on TV.  There really is no 'proof'...what there is, is an awful lot of conjecture, imagining and a desire to prove that Jesus Christ

was just like everyone else.

 

Except He wasn't.

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There is a reason why some books are not added.  Clearly corrupted, or complete forgeries.

 

And let's not forget, Jesus wasn't the only person named Jesus.  lol

 

In fact, Barabbas was probably named Jesus.

 

Many parents named their sons Iesous/Yeshua because they had hoped that their sons would grow and be thee messiah.

 

Seems to me that the whole "Abraham and Sarah" working to move Gods hand (marrying and having a child with Hagar) has been a problem of the Hebrews from Abraham right on down.

 

 

Jesus was not married.

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