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ND Expert: Authentic or not, Jesus’ wife papyrus sheds light on diversity of opinion in the early church

Michael O. Garvey

Whether or not it is authenticated, the recent discovery of a purported fourth-century papyrus fragment that quotes Jesus as referring to his wife “has some important ramifications for how we think about the early church,” according to Candida Moss, professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. “Even if the text is a modern forgery, it draws attention to...

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