An archeological hoax

I am linking here to an article that asks why the papyrus fragment known as the Jesus-wife fragment got so much play.  It now appears to have been a hoax.

It is perhaps understandable that Ms. King would have been taken in when an anonymous owner presented her with some papyrus fragments for research. What is harder to understand was the rush by the media and others to embrace the idea that Jesus had a wife and that Christian beliefs have been mistaken for centuries. No evidence for Jesus having been married exists in any of the thousands of orthodox biblical writings dating to antiquity.

Read the whole thing here.

 

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