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-The Gospel of Thomas and the Historical Jesus

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The Gospel of Thomas? Much has been written about so-called ‘lost Christianities’ in the last decade or so. The Gospel of Thomas is always among the early books mentioned that supposedly demonstrate a possible variety of understanding and teaching in early Christianity. First of all, there are a number of sayings contained within the ‘Gospel’ […]

-Ben Witherington: Did Jesus Have a Wife?

Friday, September 21st, 2012

NT Prof. Ben Witherington III on the Jesus’ wife controversy (6:29).

-Re: ‘The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

From NY Times: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a scrap of papyrus that she says was written in Coptic in the fourth century and contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife …’ ” The faded papyrus fragment […]

-Ben Witherington’s Take on the Lead Codices

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Here’s NT Scholar Dr. Ben Witherington’s take on the discovery of the ‘lead codies’: “Lead or Mislead—- The Curious Case of the Lead Codices”

-Earliest Christian Writings in Existence Found in a Jordanian Cave?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

A group of 70 or so lead “mini-books” were apparently discovered by Bedouins in a remote valley of northern Jordan sometime between 2005 and 2007. The small books, or “codices”, appear to be made of cast lead and bound by lead rings with each page or leaf approximately the size of a credit card and […]