13 avril 2014

Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is Probably Not a Forgery, Scientists Say

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . New testing of a fragment of papyrus that is said to refer to Jesus’ being married shows that it is very likely ancient and not a modern forgery, according to research described by The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
The existence of the papyrus fragment was revealed by Karen L. King, a historian of early Christianity at Harvard University’s divinity school. Ms. King has said that the text does not prove that Jesus was married. Her presentation of the fragment, at a conference in Rome in 2012, prompted heated criticism—the Vatican declared it to be a fake, and skeptics later raised questions about why the analysis was taking so long. More...

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