I’ve been updating the previous post with links to good articles about the subject, including questions of the discovery’s authenticity, genre, and significance. The “blockbuster” documentary airs in 10 days and that rightly concerns everyone not making money off of it. There also is some movement afoot to use this discovery to support the spurious claims made by “Jesus Tomb” proponents who allege that Jesus had a wife and family. Here’s the updated list:
Darrell L. Bock: Quick Thoughts on the New Jesus Wife Text
Michael S. Heiser: Ancient Coptic Fragment Has Jesus Alluding to His Wife
Mark D. Roberts: Was Jesus Married? A Careful Look at the Real Evidence.
James Davila: A Coptic gospel that mentions Jesus’ wife?
Associated Press: Harvard Claim of Jesus’ Wife Papyrus Scrutinized
*Simon Gathercole: Did Jesus have a wife?
Michael Kruger: Apocryphal Gospels and the Mainstream Media
David Bivin: Was Jesus a Confirmed Bachelor?
Thomas L. McDonald: The Gnostic Noise Machine and the “Wife” of Jesus
Preston Sprinkle: Did Jesus Have a Wife?
*Mark Goodacre: The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife: The Story is Moving Fast!
Ross Douthat: The Jesus Conspiracy
Daniel B. Wallace: Reality Check: The “Jesus’ Wife” Coptic Fragment
Rob Bowman: Karen King’s Jesus Wife Papyrus
Henry B. Smith, Jr.: Brief Reflections on the So-Called “Jesus Wife” Fragment