[Marxism] The Jesus marriage certiicate :-)

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 19:07:07 MDT 2012


Great story.   I'm fowarding the "clippings" on this from David
Meadow's excellent little email list . . .
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Explorator/

This sort of thing always tells us much more about media pandering and
massive contemporary ignorance than it does about antiquity.

ML


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The big news this week was the publication of a papyrus fragment which
purports to mention Jesus' wife . we'll first give the 'offical' press
stuff from Harvard:

http://www.hds.harvard.edu/news-events/articles/2012/09/16/hds-scholar-announces-existence-of-new-early-christian-gospel-from-egypt
http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/09/new-gospel
http://www.hds.harvard.edu/sites/hds.harvard.edu/files/attachments/faculty-research/research-projects/the-gospel-of-jesuss-wife/2981/King_JesusSaidToThem_draft_0917.pdf(draftpaper)
http://www.hds.harvard.edu/faculty-research/research-projects/the-gospel-of-jesuss-wife

. then a related and lengthy piece from Smithsonian Magazine:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Inside-Story-of-the-Controversial-New-Text-About-Jesus-170177076.html


. then a taste of the rest of the coverage:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/us/historian-says-piece-of-papyrus-refers-to-jesus-wife.html
http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2012/09/18/harvard-professor-identifies-scrap-papyrus-suggesting-some-early-christians-believed-jesus-was-married/dZJ1sIJCay8b8cra30wfQK/story.html
http://phys.org/news/2012-09-scholar-jesus-wife-ancient-script.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19645273
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2205235/Jesus-married-Proof-God-spoke-wife-Mary-Magdalene-ancient-papyrus.html
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Coptic+note+suggests+Jesus+married/7284889/story.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49075679/ns/technology_and_science-the_new_york_times/
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Doubts-over-Harvard-claim-of-Jesus-Wife-papyrus-3876763.php#page-1
http://www.telegram.com/article/20120920/NEWS/109209846/1052
http://news.discovery.com/history/jesus-wife-and-other-bible-rewrites-120919.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1
http://phys.org/news/2012-09-jesusancient-papyrus-early-christians-believed.html


. and by the end of the week, skepticism was growing:

http://phys.org/news/2012-09-harvard-jesus-wife-papyrus-scrutinized.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/21/gospel-jesus-wife-forgery
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2207038/British-scholar-says-papyrus-claiming-Jesus-married-fake.html
http://www.registerguard.com/web/news/28775011-57/fragment-jesus-antiquities-harvard-king.html.csp
http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/18/13945001-reality-check-on-jesus-and-his-wife?lite
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0919/Jesus-had-a-wife-Bible-scholars-question-Harvard-finding
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49080173/ns/technology_and_science-science/

. and Harvard appears to be having second thoughts:

http://phys.org/news/2012-09-harvard-publishing-jesus-wife.html


. my thoughts (and links to other bloggers' opinions) can be found here:

http://rogueclassicism.com/2012/09/22/the-gospel-of-jesus-wife-a-rogueclassicist-perspective




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