Jesus’ Wife is Dead
October 17, 2012 1 Comment
The Biblical World has the latest:
The story about the Jesus’ wife papyri seems to have run its course. The biggest news to come out in the last few weeks is that it looks like the script on the fragment may have been copied from a Gospel of Thomas website. The reason this has been suggested is that the version of Thomas on the website has a typo, the scholar transcribing the text left out the direct object marker. When the papyri is compared to the website it has the same typo. It looks like someone may have forged the fragment from the website, but didn’t know Coptic or Thomas well enough to realize the problem.