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Historian Says Piece of Papyrus Refers to Jesus' Wife


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 767 days ago - nytimes.com
A Harvard historian of early Christianity said the papyrus, written in Coptic in the fourth century, contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: "Jesus said to them, 'My wife ..



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Roger Garin-michaud (84)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 12:22 pm
noted thanks !
 

Victoria L. (12)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 12:31 pm
I hope this is an accurate translation.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Monday September 24, 2012, 10:44 am
Good for the woman, and a man who knew a woman wouldn't dismiss this finding. The only reason that the men in power want to keep things the same, is they don't want to share this special place with women. They go now on the so called facts that all men were disciples of Jesus, that he never married then we should not have married Priests. I think less children would be taken advantage of if Priests could marry and I don't think when it comes to having a connection to the devine it lies solely in the hands of only the men. Just look at today and one can see how it's the men that want all the power and trying hard to keep women in their place, depending on what society one lives in, defines where that place is.
 

carol k. (17)
Monday September 24, 2012, 4:15 pm
I am a follower Of My Lord Jesus and a Christian ; the Bible clearly states in several passages in the New Testament that the " people of Believers " who make up the church are the Bride of Christ- that is the whole church" from every generation, every tongue and every nation, so in being a follower of Jesus I am His Bride / wife. It is a living Spiritual marriage not a carnal sexual sin laden act
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Monday September 24, 2012, 4:23 pm
Noted & thanks, Marty. In the early Catholic church, priests did marry--this ended because when they died, church elders didn't want property to go to the wife and kids. It set the religion up to be patriarchal, as Dandelion mentioned, and made women "second-class citizens" in the church hierarchy. Because it remains like this today, I believe it's one of the many reasons so many people have left the Catholic church. I personally believe women should be able to be priests, and priests should be able to marry. But, even if they changed this, it would never draw me back, as a "non-theist."
 

Marty Powell (130)
Monday September 24, 2012, 4:38 pm
Christianity did start until well after the death of Jesus. He was a Jew, followed Jewish traditions and beliefs. Its also possible that he was a Rabbi. As such, he and his followers would have married. Its what people did. Married and had children
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 12:58 am
noted thanks
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 9:26 am
We need to remember that so far, neither the provenance nor the authenticity of this document have been proved. It's a very interesting thought, but, until the experts have done their work, this remains speculation.
 

Dave C. (216)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 9:28 am
always find things like this very interesting.
 

Roni Jo Patterson (4)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 9:18 pm
What effect would there be if it were proved Jesus Christ had been married?
 

pElAgUS hellot (523)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 8:13 am
We'll see what they find... It's really interesting!
 
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