I’m fascinated with the little scrap of papyrus they found that suggests Jesus was married (perhaps to Mary Magdalene?). We already knew this in our gut though, right? Why wouldn’t Jesus have been married?
Or, could it be that the words “My wife” are in reference to the holy church? The debate will no doubt go on and on…
Here is one perspective:
By DAMIEN GAYLE
“A recently uncovered fragment of ancient papyrus makes the explosive suggestion that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were man and wife, researchers say.
The 8cm by 4cm fragment supports an undercurrent in Christian thought that undermines centuries of Church dogma by suggesting the Christian Messiah was not celibate.
The centre of the fragment contains the bombshell phrase where Jesus, speaking to his disciples, says ‘my wife’, which researchers believe refers to Magdalene…”
Read more here.
And here is an interview with the woman who discovered Jesus’s “wife”.