Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Thane of Fife Had a Wife...

The same may be true of Jesus Christ. A newly discovered papyrus fragment points in that direction.

The quote about Jesus' wife is part of a description of a conversation between Jesus and his disciples. In the conversation, Jesus talks about his mother twice and speaks once about his wife. One of them is identified as "Mary." His disciples discuss whether Mary is worthy of being part of their community, to which Jesus replies, “she will able to be my disciple.”

Not news - or perhaps welcome confirmation - for a minority convinced that Mary Magdalen was the wife of Jesus.

Where is she now, we might ask. Perhaps done in, or at least suppressed by the perpetual chastity crowd.