Did Jesus Have a Wife? Resources to Help Navigate the Hype
- Sep 21, 2012
The discovery of a 4th century papyrus, made public by Harvard Divinity School historian Karen L. King on Tuesday, September 18 at the International Congress of Coptic Studies in Rome, has many Biblical scholars debating its contents. While Denver Seminary has not addressed this issue specifically, we are providing a few resources for anyone interested in further discussion. Below are links to a few articles on the topic, compiled by Dr. Craig Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, and Dr. Keith Wells, Director of Library and Associate Professor of Theological Bibliography and Research.
An Article from the Denver Post. - "Denver theologians weigh in on meaning of 'Gospel of Jesus' Wife'" - Dr. Craig Blomberg was interviewed for the article. .http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21587238/denver-theologians-weigh-meaning-gospel-jesus-wife
NT Blog - "The Gospel of Jesus' Wife" blog post - This is Mark Goodacre's academic blog, focusing on the New Testament and Christian Origins. Mark is an Associate Professor of New Testament in the Religion Department at Duke University. http://ntweblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-gospel-of-jesus-wife.html
Huff Post - "'Jesus Wife' Research Leads To Suspicions That Artifact Is A Fake" This article from Jaweed Kaleem that includes input from Helmut Koester, Karen King, and others at Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Theological Review. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/26/jesus-wife-suspicions-fake-artifact_n_1916932.html?utm_hp_ref=religion
Concordia Theology Blog - "An Ancient Manuscript and Jesus’ Wife?" blog post - Written by Dr. Jeffery Gibbs, on New Testament faculty at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. http://concordiatheology.org/2012/09/an-ancient-manuscript-and-jesus-wife/
From Francis Watson, Durham University, U.K. - "The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife: How a fake Gospel-Fragment was composed."
Sleuthing Casts Doubt on "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" Article describing how the supposedly Coptic fragment describing Jesus referring to his "wife" might have been an internet forgery.