McGrath cites Ehrman who
… is quoted as saying what I think most appropriately cautious scholars would say based on the currently-available evidence: “[T]he jury is out still, but it’s not looking good for authenticity.”
In fact, James, and Bart, the decision is made BEFORE the jury comes out. The decision, in the matter of the people of planet responsible scholarship v. the ‘authenticity’ of the ‘Jesus Wife’ fragment, has been made, just not announced (by everyone). Suggesting that those who have offered their verdict are somehow not cautious enough is a red herring.
We are the jury. And we have seen enough evidence to decide. Please, James, and Bart, don’t allow your own indecision to allow you (or any of you other indecisive lot) to foist upon the rest of us your own irrational uncertainty. Francis Watson has really, genuinely, and authentically PROVEN the case. The fragment is guilty, as charged, of fraud.