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    Evidence of Forgery Lacking in Document Referencing Jesus’ Wife

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    Testing has failed to prove that a piece of ancient papyrus in which Jesus references his wife is a modern forgery.

    Testing has failed to prove that a piece of ancient papyrus in which Jesus references his wife is a modern forgery.

    "What is ofcourse exciting about this fragment is that it's the first case we have of Christians claiming that Jesus had a wife." [Jewish News One]

    Ever since the document surfaced in 2012, it has been the subject of quite a bit of controversy.

    Those who insisted it was a fake pointed to its sloppy execution, bad grammar, and the lack of information about its origins.

    One Egyptian scholar said it was so clearly a bad forgery that it, “seems ripe for a Monty Python sketch.”

    Other points of contention involve its incongruence with scripture and what critics call a suspicious convenience of its content and timing.

    In addition to Jesus identifying a woman as his spouse, he says she is fit to be his disciple.

    As it feeds ongoing debates about women’s place in the clergy, some feel it’s just too convenient.

    However, scientifically, there doesn’t appear to be any proof that it’s not real.

    The papyrus is consistent with other samples from the time and the chemical composition of the ink matches that used by ancient Egyptians.

    A dating of the ink hasn’t been performed as it could destroy the document.