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Ancient Papyrus Suggests Jesus Was Married

A newly-uncovered ancient papyrus shows that some early Christians believed that Jesus was married, a Harvard professor told the 10th International Congress of Coptic Studies.

Harvard Professor Karen King, an expert in the history of Christianity, said the text contains a dialogue in which Jesus refers to "my wife," whom he identifies as Mary.

Ms King says the fragment of Coptic script is a copy of a gospel, probably written in Greek in the second century.

Source: London Daily Telegraph. Read full article. (link)

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