For later reading: A long article at the Atlantic about the Jesus wife kerfuffle.
Turns out it was a fake. Duh.
well, a lot of experts figured that out within a few days. And isn't it strange that the seller found a feminist theologian who would see this as confirming her ideas?
rule one: If something seems too good to be true, it probably isn't.
But now the Atlantic article traces the "origin" and seller of the tiny fragment...and guess what?
a murky tale of lies and fraud...and a guy who knew a lot about Egyptology but who peddled his own wife as a porn star.
read the whole thing.