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Ancient fragment references 'wife of Jesus'

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edited September 2012 in Faith & Religion
Oh boy :)

"An ancient scrap of papyrus makes explicit reference to Jesus having a wife, according to a renowned expert in Christian history.

Harvard divinity professor Karen King unveiled the 4th-Century Coptic script at a conference in Rome."

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19645273

Edit: Another very cool bit: "According to Ms King's research team, the text also quotes Jesus as telling his followers that Mary Magdalene is worthy of being his disciple.

This, in turn, casts new doubt on the long-held belief that Jesus had no female disciples, and raises issues about Mary's biblical role as a sinner, they said."

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