Harvard journal postpones publication of piece on 'Coptic papyrus,' continues to test authenticity
Catholic World News - January 04, 2013
The Harvard Theological Review has postponed publication of a paper in which Karen King discusses her discovery of a “Coptic papyrus” that refers to a wife of Jesus, as scholars continue testing the authenticity of the document.
King’s discovery caused a sensation when it was first made public, but serious scholars soon raised questions about the provenance of the papyrus and the writing it contained. The Smithsonian Channel, which had announced plans for a major documentary on the fragment, still plans to go forward with that project.
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