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Jesus 'wife' papyrus hits another snag

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Professor Karen King has hit another snag in her efforts to publicize a papyrus fragment on which she says Jesus refers to a "wife," as the Harvard Theological Review has postponed publication of her anticipated article, awaiting the results of further testing.

    The Review was to publish in January a major article aimed at answering questions raised about the authenticity of the fragment, after King announced last September its discovery at an international conference of biblical scholars in Rome.

    But King, the Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, said the article is postponed because testing on the fragment is not complete, according to news reports. The postponement is believed to further discredit the fragment's authenticity, which academics and theologians have questioned.

    Harvard Divinity School spokesperson Kathryn Dodgson said the undisclosed owner of the fragment is making arrangements for further testing on its origin and authenticity, including "testing by independent laboratories with the resources and specific expertise necessary to produce and interpret reliable results," CNN reported.

  2. SolaSaint

    SolaSaint Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2009
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    I don't think anyone took this as a serious endeavor?