Report: Scientists authenticate papyrus fragment referencing Jesus’ wife

April 10, 2014 8:16 PM

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(JTA) — A papyrus fragment referring to the wife of Jesus is likely authentic, scientists believe.

An article published Thursday in the Harvard Theological Review said scientists at three universities who analyzed the fragment, called the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife, reported that it resembles other ancient papyrus documents from the fourth century to the eighth century.

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