Friday, June 24, 2016

Jesus and his wife: They seek novelty not reality

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.

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