Here’s a potentially explosive question, was Jesus married?
Biblical scholars around the world are buzzing about an ancient piece of papyrus from the fourth century.
It’s the only existing ancient text in which Jesus explicitly refers to having a wife.
The Coptic-Christian script is a copy of a gospel probably written in Greek in the second century.
It was in a private collection but sent to Harvard Divinity School professor Karen King who translated the sentence referring to Jesus’ wife.
She said, “But what is of course exciting about this fragment is that it is the first case we have of Christians claiming that Jesus had a wife.”
OU assistant professor of religious studies Dr. Brant Landau stopped by to tell us what this discovery does and does not mean.
He said it doesn’t prove if Jesus had a wife or not but it may tell us something about Christians in the fourth century.