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Gospel of Jesus' Wife: Forgery or Irrelevant?

A small papyrus fragment from the antiquities market was announced to contain the words “…Jesus said to them my wife…” This sentence fragment immediately sparked interest and controversy due to the apparent contradiction of the statement to information about the life of Jesus of Nazareth in the New Testament and the writings of the early Church. Popular fiction and conspiracy theories also have lately explored this idea, adding skewed perceptions about the life of Jesus in society. Initially, some scholars considered it likely that the papyrus fragment was authentic.

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