Harvard Professor: Papyrus Fragment that Claimed Jesus Christ was Married is Probably a Forgery

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From the College Fix:

Harvard Divinity Professor Karen King – who caused a worldwide controversy in 2012 when she unveiled a 4th Century papyrus fragment that implied Jesus was married – has basically admitted the scrap is a forgery.

“It appears now that all the material Fritz gave to me concerning the provenance of the papyrus . . . were fabrications,” King recently told the Boston Globe in response to some intrepid reporting by Ariel Sabar inThe Atlantic, who tirelessly pursued leads to identify the papyrus’ owner and ultimately discovered the entire situation is beyond fishy.

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