The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife – A fake

Dr. Goodacre has an article from Dr. Francis Watson that you need to read:

NT Blog: The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife: How a fake Gospel-Fragment was composed, by Francis Watson.

Post By Joel Watts (10,051 Posts)

Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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3 thoughts on The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife – A fake

  1. From Francis Watson’s paper “A curse of this kind is unusual in the Jesus tradition, at least as directed towards a person (cf. Mk.11.14). The passage might conceivably echo Papias’s unpleasant description of Judas Iscariot’s grossly swollen body”. Oh Oh. Heaven forbid! Speculation. Must disgard this scholarly analysis by Watson. :-)

    Sorry Joel. I am a jerk.

    I do like your comments on Romney though.

    • Gary – the speculation in Watson is a bit different. Theological speculation, v. speculation of fact – two different things.

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