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A Faded Piece of Papyrus Refers to Jesus’ Wife

New York Times
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a scrap of papyrus that she says was written in Coptic in the fourth century and contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife …’ ”

The faded papyrus fragment is smaller than a business card, with eight lines on one side, in black ink legible under a magnifying glass. Just below the line about Jesus having a wife, the papyrus includes a second provocative clause that purportedly says, “she will be able to be my disciple.”

Further evidence of Jesus’ wife was revealed when an archaeological team found the place cards for the wedding at Cana.  “Table VI lists a Yeshua and Mindy Christ” announced historian Yuyeniel Phinnermah.  “It was not close to the bar, so that would explain the need to turn the water into wine.”

A papyrus scroll believed to be the oldest alumni magazine from Sarah Lawrence refers to a Mindy Levinson’s marriage to”God’s gift to the world.”  Scholars are debating whether this might describe Jesus or Mindy’s second husband, orthodontist Jason Rappaport.

Speaking of Jesus’ family…





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