New Artifact Suggests Jesus Had a Wife
According to a recently discovered ancient piece of paper, Jesus Christ may indeed have been married.
An ancient piece of papyrus from the 4th century reportedly suggests the possibility, according to a Harvard divinity professor who has been studying the artifact. It's about the size of a business card and belongs to an anonymous collector who brought it to the professor for her review.
While traditional Christianity has preferred to believe Jesus never married, this latest discovery may lead to different conclusions in theological debates.
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Update: Stephen Emmel, a Coptology professor at the University of Munster who has experience working with papyrus manuscripts conveyed his doubts about the finding. He said, “There’s something about this fragment in its appearance and also in the grammar of the Coptic that strikes me as not being completely convincing somehow.”
Fox News’ Trace Gallagher reported that this could also come down to the definition of 'wife.' Back in those days, a wife could often be considered someone who cooks and cleans without an intimate relationship. Karen King, the Harvard professor who first brought this forward, said the papyrus not definitive proof that Jesus had a wife but it does prove that centuries before The Da Vinci Code, people were talking about the possibility.