Francis Watson Says the ‘Jesus Wife’ Fragment is Fake

Mark Goodacre has it.

I would like to thank Francis Watson, Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University for the opportunity to publish the following short article:  The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife: How a fake Gospel-Fragment was composed

Francis Watson- now that’s a man who can be trusted.  He’s a remarkable scholar and he knows the field just about as well as anyone.  And his argument is absolutely convincing.  Read it for yourself.

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7 Responses to Francis Watson Says the ‘Jesus Wife’ Fragment is Fake

  1. Joe Zias says:

    Shelf life for a lot of this ‘press conference archaeology’ a day or two. BAR will run it, Univ of NC-Charlotte, Canadian newspaper or two and finis.

  2. I am amazed time and again how respected scholars are able to diagnose unprovenanced
    items whit out seeing the actual material. It is a bit amateurish to declare an item as fake just
    because is unprovenanced. But there is probably more at it which I am not able to
    understand. Jim, please made it clear to me what is wrong with my approach.

  3. I also found Watson’s case clear and convincing. Thanks for linking. Alin Suciu has this interesting interview too, though I had to use Google translate to get at it!

    http://stirileprotv.ro/stiri/stiinta/interviu-cu-istoricul-alin-suciu-de-ce-este-convins-ca-evanghelia-sotiei-lui-iisus-este-un-fals.html

  4. I’ve now also uploaded an Introduction and Summary by Francis Watson, which will be useful for those who can’t follow the technical details in the main piece:

    http://markgoodacre.org/Watson2.pdf

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