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The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife: How a Fake Gospel-Fragment Was Composed


 Francis Watson of the University of Durham has provided a six-page analysis (PDF) of the Coptic fragment which seems to say Jesus was married. This is the most in-depth examination I have seen yet. Professor Watson concludes that

The text has been constructed out of small pieces – words or phrases – culled mostly from the Coptic Gospel of Thomas (GTh), Sayings 101 and 114, and set in new contexts.

This is most probably the compositional procedure of a modern author who is not a native speaker of Coptic.

Among other scholars weighing in, see Gary Manning Jr., Darrell Bock, Christian Askeland, Michael Kruger, Peter Williams and Simon Gathercole, Dirk Jongkind, Daniel Wallace.

HT: Scot McKnight

Article Source: Justin Taylor

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1 Comment

  1. Stacey Blubaugh says

    Just like every other false doctrine, the only ingredient necessary…”taken out of context”. Or there’s always the “adding to” or “taking away”. Take your pick. =)

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