Ten Commandments Go Digital

University of Cambridge: Cambridge University Library is to release digital versions of some of the most significant religious manuscripts in the world – following on from last year’s release of Isaac Newton’s manuscripts and notebooks. Launched in December last year (2011), the Cambridge Digital Library has already attracted tens of millions of hits on its…

Vatican Paper Says ‘Jesus’ Wife’ Scrap Is Fake

The Huffington Post reports: Vatican City – The Vatican newspaper has added to the doubts surrounding Harvard University’s claim that a 4th century Coptic papyrus fragment showed that some early Christians believed that Jesus was married, declaring it a “fake.” The newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, published an article Thursday by leading Coptic scholar Alberto Camplani and an…

Harvard Theological Review Rejects ‘Jesus’ Wife’

Via First Things: The rumor is that Harvard Theological Review is now declining to publish Karen King’s paper (available here as a draft pdf) on the Coptic fragment she calls the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife.” It’s a rumor that appears to be true, as New Testament scholar Craig Evans writes: Is the Coptic papyrus, in…