Category: archaeology

Scattered Talk about Jesus’ Wife

Including Peter Head addressing some of Karen King’s arguments for the authenticity of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife papyri. McGrath the Roundup dog has this and a few more links here.


Goodacre Rounds Up Diss-cussion of Jesus’ Wife

Mark also re-emphasizes the strength of Francis Watson’s argument against the papyri’s authenticity. It’s available here.

Jesus’ Wife Isn’t As Appealing As She Used To Be

Or that’s my conclusion from James McGrath’s latest roundup about the controversial papyri.

I have suggested we have a thumb wrestling contest between the gospel and fake crowds and settle this once and for all. Steel cage optional. Either that or figure  a way to ask  The Machine from Person of Interest what it knows. Maybe Siri can fix it up for us.


Another Day, Another Roundup of Jesus’ Wife Stories from McGrath

The woman must have gotten around with all these stories….

McGrath links the web so the rest of us don’t have to, here. No Doctor Who refernce, but the day’s young yet.


Youtube Video on Problems with Jesus’ Wife Papyri

Because you deserve a better video than the one I just did, and this is Christian Askeland‘s field.

Aimed at non-scholarly audiences. Hurrah!


Scholars Seriously Diss Jesus Wife; Some Treat Her Better Now

For those under a rock the last half day or so, Harvard Theological Review has apparently decided not to publish Karen King’s article on the Jesus’ Wife papyri, citing the doubts of four Coptic scholars who reviewed it. Scholars are piling on Jesus’ little wife in a big way now, so much so that some people are cautioning that maybe the dismissal of the fragment is premature.

It’s all here from James “I Live; I Roundup” McGrath, who has already found a way to connect this to Doctor Who. Star Trek will apparently take longer.


McGrath Keeps Rounding Up Jesus’ Wife

His latest collection of links about his fourteen day wonder is here, much of it focused on how the papyri might have been composed from bits of the Gospel of Thomas.