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Ancient text has Jesus referring to 'my wife'

Cameleon 2012/09/19 01:31:00




Ancient text has Jesus referring to 'my wife'


A Harvard University professor on Tuesday unveiled a fourth-century fragment
of papyrus she said is the only existing ancient text quoting Jesus explicitly
referring to having a wife.


Karen King, an expert in the history of Christianity, said the text contains
a dialogue in which Jesus refers to "my wife," whom he identifies as Mary. King
says the fragment of Coptic script is a copy of a gospel, probably written in
Greek in the second century.


King helped translate and unveiled the tiny fragment at a conference of
Coptic experts in Rome. She said it doesn't prove Jesus was married but speaks
to issues of family and marriage that faced Christians.


Four words in the 3.8-by-7.6-centimetre fragment provide the first evidence
that some early Christians believed Jesus had been married, King said. Those
words, written in a language of ancient Egyptian Christians, translate to "Jesus
said to them, my wife," King said in a statement.

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  • firelooker 2012/09/21 20:32:25
    firelooker
    And we should infer from this what?
  • Cameleon firelooker 2012/09/23 01:03:01
    Cameleon
    That the piece is being studied.
  • firelooker Cameleon 2012/09/24 18:39:36
    firelooker
    Now I'm hearing that it may be fake.
  • BigEyedFish 2012/09/19 19:34:29
    BigEyedFish
    nothing new to me
  • Golden Panther 2012/09/19 16:28:17
    Golden Panther
    Interesting...wonder how odumbo's Jack-boot cronies will try to spin this information. Would they decide it would help their cause to make us a communist, Muslim, racist nation or would it come back to bite us in the ass....ugh, the thought of even looking at their derriers is sickening.
  • Cameleon Golden ... 2012/09/20 01:33:24
    Cameleon
    Please leave your hate and bigotry to the political section this is not the place for it.
  • mac9 2012/09/19 16:04:43
    mac9
    Possible and if so.......so what?
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/09/19 14:40:49
    Swampdog PWCM
    Big deal, the resurrection and his message of love are what make him the greatest.
  • Elaine Magliacane 2012/09/19 11:19:29
    Elaine Magliacane
    +1
    Not surprised, most Rabbi are married, it would make since that Jesus was married.
  • Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩ 2012/09/19 10:16:41
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
    +2
    So? Either some heretic wrote this in the second or fourth century (you or your source seem a bit confused) or the translator messed up, and Jesus was referring to the Church. Changes nothing, means less.
  • firelooker Philo® ... 2012/09/24 18:44:43
    firelooker
    +1
    The problem with most things dealing with the bible is that originally the bible was translate from Hebrew to Greek & things were lost in the translation, then it was translated into english by religous scholars for King James. Each time things were added or discarded because they didn't fit in w/ current beliefs.The main recurring theme though is God's forgiveness of our sins through Jesus Christ. We don't have to do anything to earn that forgiveness just accept it.
  • ready46xwu 2012/09/19 09:54:58
    ready46xwu
    "CHISTIANS" r the 'only legal' game out here!
    Should that had been about MOHAMMED~
    THEY'D BURN THE PLANET!
    I'm glad 'Christians r more tolerant,
    as the 'educated people' try to CHANGE
    THE BIBLE!
    IT DOESN'T MATTER TO ME~ HE DID WHAT HE WAS SENT HERE TO DO!
    AMEN
  • Cameleon ready46xwu 2012/09/20 01:35:22 (edited)
    Cameleon
    thereis nothing 'legal' or ligitamate about any religion, it is all superstition.

    As far as christians being tolerant, you apparently have not been on the receiving end of the bigotry and hate they dish out.
  • 3kidsandamom 2012/09/19 07:19:42
    3kidsandamom
    +1
    And in the Bible Jesus refers to himself as the bridegroom who returns to receive His bride (aka His church) unto Him. Revelation 19:7 'Let us be glad and rejoice, and give to glory to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.' Having a small parchment which has a partial sentence with reference to Jesus having a wife doesn't automatically disprove the Bible, without knowing the Biblical reference of the statement it is meaningless in discrediting God's word.
  • Red_Horse 2012/09/19 06:02:29
  • shaltov72 2012/09/19 05:53:42
    shaltov72
    +2
    People the so called scholars seem to want to make JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA HA MESSIAH) a worldy guy, but because they do not have JESUS as their Saviour they only see worldly reasons not what the WORD OF GOD SAYS. The referrence to wife is the BRIDE OF CHRIST, the church Christians saved by GOD's grace thru His Son JESUS (YESHUA) who took the sins of the world on HIS shoulders so that those who deeply desire to be saved for the world to come!
  • Red_Horse shaltov72 2012/09/19 06:05:54
  • shaltov72 Red_Horse 2012/09/19 17:19:24
    shaltov72
    +1
    Its the bride of Christ the church the born again believers! Read the BIBLE! Its interprets itself!
  • Red_Horse shaltov72 2012/09/19 23:17:33 (edited)
  • dawn 2012/09/19 04:50:32
    dawn
    +3
    Yeah, I found an old rock in my backyard today, must tell CNN & MSNBC so they can splash it across their headlines as one of Christ's ear rings. What Leftists do to discredit Jesus knows no bounds. The Bible is Gods Word thus infallible, I'll be taking IT'S word on the matter.
  • RJ~PWCM... dawn 2012/09/19 10:15:11
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Exactly.
  • Cameleon dawn 2012/09/20 01:38:53
    Cameleon
    Sorry, but it was not any media that was doing this at all. It was an archeologist. Apparently you are not capable of reading or understanding basic English.
  • dawn Cameleon 2012/09/20 15:12:03
    dawn
    Cameleon--I saw this article on CNN & the woman who claims it before I saw your post. You should look before you leap--will bring you much better luck than a charm.
  • Cameleon dawn 2012/09/23 01:05:01 (edited)
    Cameleon
    I made no claims to this article at all. Other than the archeologists are studying and translating this piece of papyrus. I have leaped to nothing other than that and neither has any media.

    You might try to actually READ it!
  • wtw 2012/09/19 03:57:24
  • Cameleon wtw 2012/09/19 04:09:10
    Cameleon
    why
  • Red_Horse Cameleon 2012/09/19 06:06:29
  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/19 03:39:40
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    The correct translation is "Jesus said to them, take my wife. Please!"
  • Cameleon RJ~PWCM... 2012/09/19 03:55:20
    Cameleon
    You are trying to tell me that you have seen the fragment of writing?
  • Red_Horse Cameleon 2012/09/19 06:08:36
  • Cameleon Red_Horse 2012/09/20 01:42:24
    Cameleon
    I am not doing anything except reporting of the findings of an archeologist.

    The fact is that your ignorance and stupidity know no bounds and will not even allow you to see ancient writing for what they are. Knowledge is being discovered on a daily basis and will continue to be for a very long time. Unfortunately people of your ilk, have closed minds and refuse to acept any new information that could be valuable or enlightening. That is what makes your minds stale and incredibly narrow with no vision.
  • Red_Horse Cameleon 2012/09/20 02:44:55
  • RJ~PWCM... Cameleon 2012/09/19 10:14:24
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    OMG
  • Mark In Irvine 2012/09/19 01:36:50
    Mark In Irvine
    +2
    WOW! He knew your wife!??
  • Cameleon Mark In... 2012/09/19 01:41:51
    Cameleon
    I have no idea what you are referring to as 'your' wife. The post clearly states that Jesus was referring to his own wife.
  • shaltov72 Cameleon 2012/09/19 05:57:16
    shaltov72
    Wrong! a small fragment there are more writtings about JESUS (YESHUA) has the bride of CHRIST, these liberal loonies who think they are scholars live in la la land, all they want to do is discredit the GOD's word!
  • Mark In... shaltov72 2012/09/19 20:03:27
    Mark In Irvine
    G-d's word as you choose to define it, maybe ...
  • Cameleon shaltov72 2012/09/20 01:45:30
    Cameleon
    They are archeologist. Just like the rosetta stone and many other ancient writting they will always find new documents to add to the information we already have.

    The fact is that your ignorance and stupidity know no bounds and will not even allow you to see ancient writing for what they are. Knowledge is being discovered on a daily basis and will continue to be for a very long time. Unfortunately people of your ilk, have closed minds and refuse to acept any new information that could be valuable or enlightening. That is what makes your minds stale and incredibly narrow with no vision.

    Unfortunately religions have always refused to accept any knowledge or educational process as it conflicts with their ideology of keeping believers ignorance and stupid. Independant thinking is against most religions.
  • Red_Horse Mark In... 2012/09/19 06:09:28
  • Cameleon 2012/09/19 01:31:51
    Cameleon
    +1
    Lets just start this debate by saying here is just another contradiction of the bible.

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