A controversial papyrus scrap that refers to Jesus's wife is causing a stir, again. A series of reports published online this week in Harvard Theological Review conclude that the fragment is no forgery. Chemical and handwriting analysis reveal that the ink is consistent with other ancient ones, and carbon dating shows the papyrus dates back to somewhere between 659 C.E. and 869 C.E., National Geographic reports. Of course, skepticism still abounds; one report in the journal declares the grammatical errors in the piece prove it's fake, while other researchers refute that claim.
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