Originally posted by FlyersFan
[qutoe] Gospel of Jesus's Wife is fake, claims expert
Of course it's fake. It's (supposedly) from hundreds of years after Christ and it's just a tiny piece of paper. The writings are incomplete as
well. It could be anything. I don't know why people got all worked up over this. It's nothing.
Most of the gospels were written well after the death of Jesus; the earliest possible for any of the gospels is 40 years after his death and that is
highly debatable; in fact most biblical scholars don't buy it. Many were written around 100 to 200 years after his death, which puts them in the
"from hundreds of years after Christ" category which is apparently part of your case for discrediting it.
The Council of Nicea, which is the conclave that decided what went into what we know as the new testament that chronicle's the life of Jesus was held
in 325 a.d. which is hundreds of years after Christ as well.
Not to mention that much of that council was heavily influenced by Paul, who was the one apostle to never actually meet Jesus and was rather
characterized by his statement "Better to marry than to burn." in his attitude about sex.
This document may or may not be legitimate. I think it is absolutely valid and necessary to question it, but on fair scholarly grounds, not an
emotionally based investment in the idea of the virginal patriarch who was too holy to be interested in sex, which is frankly a perspective that far
too many biblical scholars are coming from any way.
The other side that is invested in the document being legitimate is often just as emotionally invested in the idea of Jesus having a wife however,
which is why the whole mess is highly suspect. The truth of it will never be known either way, but I suspect that the consensus gathered will
discredit it; fairly or not I don't know.