Papyrus

  • 'Jesus' wife' papyrus a fake: Vatican September 29, 2012

    Vatican City: An ancient papyrus fragment which a Harvard scholar says contains the first recorded mention that Jesus may have had a wife is a fake, the Vatican said on Friday. "Substantial reasons would lead one to conclude that the papyrus is indeed a clumsy forgery," the Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano,...
  • Was Jesus married? New findings fuel debate September 20, 2012

    Boston: A previously unknown scrap of ancient papyrus written in ancient Egyptian Coptic includes the words "Jesus said to them, my wife," a discovery likely to renew a fierce debate in the Christian world over whether Jesus was married. The existence of the fourthcentury fragment not much bigger than...