Friday, September 21, 2012

Clergy brace for congregations' questions about possible evidence Jesus was married

Pastors around the nation are bracing for questions from curious congregants, after a Harvard professor claimed a fragment of text from the fourth century suggests Jesus may have been married. Karen King, a professor of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School, announced Tuesday that the tiny scrap of papyrus contains dialogue that includes the words "Jesus said to them, 'My wife..'" The text, written in Coptic and likely translated from a second-century Greek text, was produced by an unknown author roughly 300 years after Jesus' death. It is the "only extant ancient text which explicitly portrays Jesus as referring to a wife," according to King. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/21/pastors-brace-for-questions-on-jesus-marital-status-after-newly-discovered/?test=latestnews#ixzz27A6Wfms2

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