A shame to deflate the newspaper stories but to add to the previous post, “I enjoy fairy tales as much as the next person . . . , and some of the best fictional early Christian stories from the late second through the early fourth century are Gnostic fairy tales. It would appear that someone has found a fragment of such a tale and handed it to Harvard Professor Karen King,” says New Testament scholar, Dr. Ben Witherington.
Then Francis Watson claims ‘The Jesus Wife Papyrus Is A Rerun’
‘A British Scholar Gives A New Take On The Jesus’ Wife Papyrus’
And back to Professor Witherington, ‘Did Jesus Have A Wife’, followed by interesting comments