Friday, July 8, 2016

The 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife': An Update

You might have missed it, but "On September 18, 2012, [Harvard Divinity School] Professor Karen L. King announced the existence of a papyrus fragment dubbed “The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” at the International Coptic Congress in Rome." Part of this fragment reads, "Jesus said to them, ‘My wife…’ and "she will be able to be my disciple."

The authenticity of the fragment was questioned by many critics. Nevertheless, in 2014, NPR reported Harvard's continued claim that it, "shows no evidence of being a modern forgery."

Well, if you missed all this "news," you can rest assured that you didn't miss anything. Professor King has now gone on record as saying it is probably a fake. She came to this conclusion after reading The Atlantic Monthly's investigation into the origin of the fragment.

Eric Metaxas over at Breakpoint provides an excellent, short summary of the story (you can listen or read).

And, as always, God gets the last word.

1 Corinthians 1:18-20
"For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart." Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?"
1 Corinthians 3:19-20
For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness," and again, "The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile."

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJuly 09, 2016

    To be sure ... God gets the last Word and always will!! Thanks for the post! Al Huss