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“Jesus’ wife” papyrus likely a forgery, experts say

papyrusThe mainstream media was gung ho not too long ago about an announcement from “experts” stating the papyrus speaking of Jesus’ wife was authentic. Now another team of experts have taken a more thorough look at the papyrus and have concluded it’s most likely a forgery attempting to pass itself off as authentic. Here is what they found:

  • Part of the writings on the papyrus copy text, including a glaring typographical error, found specifically from a specific online copy of the Gospel of Thomas.
  • They compared the “Jesus’ wife” papyrus with a known forgery of the Gospel of John and discovered the “Gospel of Jesus’ wife” papyrus was written “in the same hand, using the same ink and even the same writing instrument” as the forged Gospel of John. Therefore, it has been concluded that if the Gospel of John is an obvious forgery, then these direct ties to the “Gospel of Jesus’ wife” expose it as a forgery also.

The experts point out that it wasn’t lab analysis that brought this to light, but good old-fashioned detective work like Sherlock Holmes would do by honing his observational skills. Furthermore, the CNN writers who reported this story were keen to point out that “science might not always have all the answers” when it comes to determining authenticity. But if you have faith in God’s word, you probably already knew that, right?

Once again, the secular media moved so quickly to try to raise doubts about the accuracy of the Bible, salivating over the possibility of tearing down someone’s faith, that they failed to commit to due diligence. But those who attempt to make God out to be a liar will always eventually be shown to be liars themselves. This is another case of why we Christians should just stick to our guns.

Source: Joel S. Baden and Candida R. Moss. New clues cast doubt on ‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife.’ CNN.com. April 29, 2014

Harry A. Gaylord

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6 thoughts on ““Jesus’ wife” papyrus likely a forgery, experts say

  1. Hello Harry how is everything going. This is the kind of garbage that the Greeks write, this is why i can’t stand Greeks. God liberated us after 500 years of Turkish occupation he did so much for our people and now you have fools like this guy who preaches about “equality and “dignity”. Funny thing is, see how it starts off “we all agree” as if evolution and the big bang is supposed to be accepted as scientific literacy because the majority of bible hating atheists say so. I wouldn’t be surprised if he is part of some sort of agenda. He writes about unity as in like a one world government type unity. I guess all we can do is pray for these lost souls and the lords will be done in our lives. God bless you Harry

    We all agree that our planet Earth and the Sun are only 4.5 billion years old, and resulted from interstellar collisions within our galaxy, the Milky Way, which for hundreds of billions of years had already been floating around in the eternal and infinite space of the universe, having been formed from ancient intergalactic aggregations.

    Even what they call the Big Bang, possibly 15 billion years ago, could have been an interstellar collision, or a mega-intergalactic crossing, but if it happened, it did happen “within” the universe, and obviously it did not “create” the universe. It is always common in all galaxies that intensive gravitational fields with high mass form over time and subsequently explode, when the mass reaches a certain critical point.

    Sadly so, even Albert Einstein believed in some kind of god, so he decided to concoct the absurd “relativity theory”, which indirectly states that all is relative and that only his god javeh is absolute.

    However, even Einstein’s concepts of absolute god and absolute truth are false fabrications. Truth is relative, and the only absolute concepts are the concept of the empty space of the universe, endless, equal, and even, and the concept of the passage of time, endless, equal, and even.

    In empty space, stars, planets, and galaxies move at random through time in an endless sequence of collisions and ellipses, pushed and pulled by gravitational, electromagnetic, and radiation forces.

    That’s all there is, empty space and endless time, with no gods, no big bang, no relativity, no curvature, no expansion, just billions of stars in billions of galaxies, all rotating and colliding at random, like dust particles in an empty room.

    We happen to have evolved on one of the planets of one of the stars of one of the galaxies because the temperature resulting from the distance of Earth from the Sun allowed our kind of biological life to gradually evolve from ammonia and heat, via electrical charges and chemical components, into magneto-bacteria and gradually into more complex species.

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    1. [We all agree that our planet Earth and the Sun are only 4.5 billion years old]

      Sorry, Nick, I disagree with that assumption. There are several things that prove the Earth isn’t billions of years old. One proof is the existence of carbon found in the molecular structure of fossils of all kinds. Carbon doesn’t have that long of a half-life, meaning it can only last at most about 100,000 years. If it’s present in plant and animal “pre-historic” fossils at the molecular level, including dinosaurs, then there’s no way the Earth is billions of years old. More can be found here: The 10 Best Evidences from Science that Confirm a Young Earth

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  2. That is not what I wrote another man wrote that I just copy pasted that is what I meant by this is the garbage Greeks write because it was written by a Greek scientist I do not agree the earth is billions of years old

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  3. Satan and his minions would do absolutely anything (and have through the ages) to discredit the deity of Jesus. Every now and then there’s something “new.” Sigh. They will continue their assault; however, they can’t change the reality of our risen Saviour, seated at the right hand of God, from where He will return as Judge, Ruler, and King.

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