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Wife of Jesus papyrus fragment

The September 18 story from the New York Times about a papyrus fragment in which Jesus refers to someone (presumably Mary Magdalene) as “my wife” caused considerable controversy. There now seems to be a growing consensus among Coptic specialists that … Continue reading

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Why historical Jesus research matters

An extract from an essay I have just completed for a forthcoming collection edited my colleague, J. Harold Ellens: I am seriously interested in what Jesus may have done about certain issues we face as humans. I doubt that we … Continue reading

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