Scientists report after carbon dating and examination of ink similar to that of fragments found from Gospel of John, the controversial papyrus fragment of ‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’ is not a forgery.
By Associated Press
Scientists who examined a controversial fragment of papyrus written in Egyptian Coptic in which Jesus speaks of his wife concluded in papers published on Thursday that the papyrus and ink are probably ancient and not a modern forgery.
The papyrus fragment is owned by an unnamed private collector, with bills of sale going back only to 1999. – Photo: KAREN L. KING
The existence of the fragment, known as the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,” was made public at an academic conference in 2012. Continue Reading »
Road excavation have unearthed a rare cache of artifacts, testimony of a pagan ritual cult before the Jewish Kingdom abolished them.
The discovery, like may others, was made during road excavation, this time at a new section of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway, known as Highway 1. The archaeological site is known as Tel Motza, at the Motza turnoff less than five miles west of Jerusalem.
History discovered near Jerusalem – Israel news photo: IAA
A ritual building and a cache of sacred vessels date back approximately 2,750 years.
“The ritual building at Tel Motza is an unusual and striking find, in light of the fact that there are hardly any remains of ritual buildings of the period in Judae at the time of the First Temple,” according to Anna Eirikh, Dr. Continue Reading »