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The Curious Case of Jesus’s Wife

posted on November 24, 2014

In The Atlantic, Joel Baden and Candida Moss report on the significance of Jesus’ potential wife — and why most scholars believe the texts indicating Jesus’ marital status are fake. Baden and Moss write, “Today we can also see the question of Jesus’s marital status, and the related question of women’s role in the Church, refracted through a variety of apocryphal sayings and stories in which Jesus and the apostles alternately condemn, encourage, and control female leaders.” Documents about Jesus’ wife may have been forged for a variety of reasons: money, public shaming of academia, or to provide a foundation for contemporary beliefs about women in religion.

Read at The Atlantic