Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Did Jesus have a wife? By Lita Cosner


It seems the only time Christianity makes the news is when there is a discovery which might change the way early Christianity is viewed. A few years ago, the lead codices made headlines, with breathless exclamations that these may be the earliest Christian documents. When a fragment of an alleged fourth-century Coptic text was announced that put the words “My wife … ” in the mouth of Jesus, it took only days for it to be named “The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife”.

In fact, there are convincing reasons for taking this to be a modern forgery. However, in the interest of helping Christians to think through issues like this biblically, we will deal with the fragment in detail, explaining the sort of reasoning people should use when they are confronted with these sorts of finds ...Read the full story by Lita Cosner in Creation Ministries International




Author: Lita CosnerB.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in Biblical Studies from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 2008. She received an M.A. in New Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2012.   She joined CMI as Information Officer in 2010, and also contributes to the website, Creation magazine, and Journal of Creation ... more
Photo: The front of the papyrus fragment.  Karen L. King, HarvardNPR


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