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Scholar who deems “Jesus’ Wife” papyrus a forgery branded as “sexist” with “agenda”

May 16, 2014

My latest blog post for the Los Angeles Times:

[T]he stance seems to be that any scholar — no matter how impressive the credentials or carefully supported the argument — who dares to assert forgery with respect to the Jesus’ Wife fragment is a misogynist with an “agenda” for raising the claim. Because, you see, King is a woman, and you can’t criticize a woman, ever.

And that goes double if you, as a scholar, also happen to be an evangelical Christian or any other sort of traditionally believing Christian. I’ve counted 10 different university-level scholars chiming in on two different online sites to heap coals upon the head of anyone who dares to think that King made a mistake, or that she should have consulted a wider range of experts before she helped the Smithsonian turn the papyrus scrap into a television documentary (which finally aired May 5) rather than afterward, as she did.

Posted by Charlotte Allen

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One Comment
  1. Lastango permalink

    Endorsing the “Jesus’ wife” fraud is, together with similar red herrings, a deliberate attempt to undermine Christianity.

    That’s why the Left is so incensed; anyone who disagrees with this undertaking is their enemy.

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