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Ancient Papyrus Stating Jesus Was Married Not Believed a Forgery

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FOX News--A piece of 4th century papyrus unveiled by a Harvard historian caused debate for the quote "Jesus said to them, My wife...she will be able to be my disciple."


The papyrus known as the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" is now back in the headlines after being tested by professors from Columbia, Harvard and MIT which report it is authentic and not a modern forgery. 


A Boston Globe report says it likely dates to eighth-century Egypt. Although written after Jesus' death, the papyrus does reflect the belief Jesus could have been married is not a new one. However, some skeptics say there are grammatical errors and a master forger could have found the materials needed to create the document. 


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