Did Jesus Have a Wife?

By now you’ve all heard about the papyrus fragment from the 5th century [TBD] which refers to a possible wife of Jesus, recently presented by Dr. Karen L. King, the Hollis professor of divinity at Harvard. Interesting! But even King says this doesn’t prove anything, but it does indicate that in the 5th century, some Christians possibly believed Jesus did have a wife, and maybe he did. The Bible doesn’t offer conclusive evidence that he didn’t.

I think it’s important because if it’s genuine, it appears to at least indicate this woman’s importance (who may be Mary Magdalene). The article is interesting, just for the quick history it gives. It’s amazing how misconceptions (and lies!) about Magdalene persist.

I passed by a wedding yesterday, and everyone was so attractive I thought it might be a photo shoot, but the photographers all looked like regular people, there weren’t any special lights, etc.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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