Knox Presbyterian Church

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Here we go again

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:38 -- George Robertson

Last week it was announced to great fanfare in the media the discovery of an ancient Coptic papyrus suggesting Jesus had a wife.  Karen King, a professor at Harvard Divinity School, said, "We still have some work to do, testing the ink and so on and so forth, but what is exciting about this fragment is that it's the first case we have of Christians claiming that Jesus had a wife."  There was one headline - Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Christ.  As the week went on it became clear the fragment is a forgery.

James Emery White in his blog, Church and Cuture, offers some helpful advice on how to receive the next sensational and provocative news bite about Jesus' next lover.