Is ‘The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ a revelation or hoax?

Fragment of a fourth-century codex contains a dialogue between Jesus and his disciples in which Jesus speaks of “my wife.” This is the only extant ancient text which explicitly portrays Jesus as referring to a wife.

Karen L. King/2012

With lingering questions about its origin, a papyrus fragment that mentions the “wife” of Jesus remains a confounding mystery.

//[1][1].jpg Five questions about ‘The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’

Experts are arguing over whether the text could be a fake.

// Clinton to unveil large economic spending proposal in Boston

Hillary Clinton is announcing today in Boston a spending plan that focuses primarily on infrastructure projects.

Hillary Clinton, who graduated from Wellesley College in 1969, has long nurtured her ties with the school.

Globe File Photo (left); Brennan Linsley/AP

Wellesley was a ‘touchstone’ for Clinton

Hillary Clinton has enduring ties to her college, more than four decades after she graduated in 1969.

// Hamburg rejects 2024 Olympics bid in referendum

The German city joined Boston as places that initially sought the games but later reversed course.

// Christie wins endorsement from influential N.H. newspaper

The New Hampshire Union Leader backed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, calling him “right for these dangerous times.”

// US is leader in effort against climate change, Obama says

President Obama’s statement came as a summit on climate change is set to begin in Paris.

// Gunman is said to have spoken of ‘no more baby parts’

Authorities are examining the motivations of the gunman in Friday’s shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.

// Colo. shooting victim recalled as brave, kind

“He was always doing the right thing and putting others before himself,” said Garrett Swasey’s former skating partner.

Special section: All aboard

An Amtrak train passed over the Susquehanna River in Maryland.



Bring high-speed rail to New England

Faster train travel would unlock huge economic growth, save money on highways and airports, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

New England Patriots strong safety Patrick Chung (23) catches the ball before an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Patriots at Broncos | 8:30 p.m. (nbc)

Patriots add Patrick Chung to injury list

The safety’s status for Sunday night’s game vs. the Broncos was listed as questionable.

Shelly Medeiros surrounds herself with photographs and mementos of her grandson, Jay Hudson Bassett, whose 2012 death has been ruled a homicide. No one has been charged.

Lauren Owens

Child deaths go unsolved as autopsies lag

The state medical examiner’s office takes an average of 242 days to find an official cause of death in child abuse and neglect cases.

Critic’s Notebook

// Theater companies find fault sometimes is in their stars

Cast wisely, producers, because the biggest name onstage can sometimes be the weakest link.

Gustave Caillebotte’s “Paris Street, Rainy Day.”

Art Review

Beguiling images from a little-known French painter

Less well known than peers and admirers such as Renoir and Monet, painter Gustave Caillebotte is the subject of a major exhibition on view in Fort Worth, Texas.

Bike initiatives on a roll north of Boston

Somerville leads the regional pack on bike-friendly accommodations, and is planning more.

Starts & Stops

// Support grows for MBTA discounts for low-income riders

Two fiscal control board members are pushing for a program that would give discounts to low-income riders.

holiday gift guide

// Gifts made with love from New England

Locally sourced gifts that will warm the heart and the spirits.

// Archdiocese polls Catholics on views of church, leaders

Questions include: How often do you go to Mass? Should women have a larger leadership role in the church?

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Who will be next to drop out of the presidential race?

The signs point to two US senators: Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

People in need around the globe

People are in need, from Boston to places around the world, and many others have offered contributions.


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Alexander Gardner’s images show Antietam’s horrors.

They come to imagine an unimaginable day

This land near Sharpsburg, Md., has yielded countless days of both bounty and beauty. Yet, you are here to imagine a single day, Sept. 17, 1862.