A week after Harvard professor Karen L. King announced she had identified what she believed to be a fourth-century fragment of papyrus portraying Jesus as married, her finding continues to generate sharp debate – and skepticism – in academic circles. So far — aside from the academics who contributed to King’s initial research, including one of the world’s leading papyrologists — no prominent specialist in New Testament or Coptic studies has offered a strong defense of King’s thesis.
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