Tests Suggest 'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' Is Authentic

A small scrap of brown papyrus paper, about the size of a business card, has ignited a red-hot argument that spans all of Christendom.

The papyrus document, known as the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife," was unveiled in 2012 and instantly set off a debate over its authenticity. Perhaps its most controversial elements are lines that suggest Jesus had a wife.

But a recent announcement from the Harvard Divinity School that the document is probably genuine has rekindled the disagreement over its provenance and meaning. [Religious Mysteries: 8 Alleged Relics of Jesus] (Click on image for larger view)

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