Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Reflections on the Jesus' Wife Forgery
Charles Halton had some great advice here.
I, for one, thought this fragment was either going to turn out as a forgery (it just looks like something you'd buy at the Oriental Institute gift shop), or if it was genuine, irrelevant, since it supposedly came from a later time period, another cultural and religious context, and would be, therefore, about as relevant as any gnostic text to who Jesus really was and what He actually did. In any case, I found it to be a bore, so didn't comment on it. But I'm always interested in refining our methodology of inquiry within our scholarly pursuits, so this article is worth reading, regardless of the subject.