Karen King, a professor at Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass., revealed a scrap of papyrus Sept. 18 that purports to refer to Jesus' wife. King said the fourth-century fragment, which contains 33 words and incomplete sentences, presents a dialogue between Jesus and his disciples, and could cause Christians to rethink traditions. King said the fragment reads: "Jesus said to them, 'My wife ...,' " and "she will be able to be my disciple." King allows that the fragment doesn't prove that Jesus was married, only that early Christians discussed it and Jesus may have been speaking figuratively.
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