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Ancient Papyrus Fragment About Jesus’ Wife

Harvard researcher Karen King today unveiled an ancient papyrus fragment with the phrase, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife.’” The text also mentions “Mary,” arguably a reference to Mary Magdalene. The announcement is sure to send shock waves through the Christian world. Below are links that provide information about the papyrus.
(1) The Inside Story of a Controversial New Text About Jesus http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Inside-Story-of-the-Controversial-New-Text-About-Jesus-170177076.html?c=y&page=100&device=android
(2) The Naked Archaeologist, Simcha Jacobovici, comments on the “Jesus Wife” Papyrus Fragment. http://jamestabor.com/2012/09/21/simcha-jacobovici-on-the-jesus-wife-papyrus-fragment/
(3) Dr. James Tabor - Morning After Thoughts on Jesus and his “wife”. http://jamestabor.com/2012/09/19/morning-after-thoughts-on-jesus-and-his-wife/
(4) Harvard Theological Review Hesitating on “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife”? http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2012/09/22…

Abraham, the Land & His Descendants

What people believe about Abram/Abraham affects how they read the Bible and view events in the Middle East today. It has been this way for many centuries. It affects not only religious beliefs; it influences political and military decisions, too. What does the Bible say about Abram/Abraham and the land Yahweh gave him?
Read complete article at - http://www.biblicalheritage.org/DTB/0912_Abraham_the_Land_and_Descendants.pdf