The Gospels of Jesus’ Wife // and of Jesus’ literal Mother and Jesus’ literal Brothers // !!!
Today, many are reporting Karen L. King’s report of what she’s calling the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife.”
Here, hear King telling us for yourself (and listen to her on this video starting around second 20 all the way to 30). Listen to what she says,
The most exciting line in the whole fragment, however, is the sentence “Jesus said to them (to his disciples that is), Jesus said to them, ‘My wife’//…”
Now, look for yourself at King’s own website:
This news of the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” based on the fragment is just as exciting as the news of that “Gospel of Jesus’ Mother and Brothers” based on other fragments of text. Specifically, we might recall the “whole fragment” from the 1894 Scrivener New Testament (TR1894), more specifically Minuscule 705:
Here’s that transcription:
ειπεν προς αυτους μητηρ μου και αδελφοι μου// !!!
Here’s the translation:
(Jesus) said to them (to his disciples that is, Jesus) said to them, “My Mother and My Brothers…”// !!!
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What this surely implies, however, is that Jesus was actually talking about his mother literally and actually also about his brothers literally. Yes, it’s a whole fragment. However, does it have to imply that Jesus was referring to anybody else? Surely not!! Pure excitement!
Today’s Secondary Sources:
Harvard Professor Finds Scrap of Papyrus Suggesting Jesus Was Married
And the day’s not even over yet!