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Coptic Christian icons seized at Cairo airport

Customs officials have seized three Coptic Christian icons at the airport in Cairo. Ahmed al-Rawy, head of the Central Administration of Archaeological Units, said that the first icon is 24 x 30 cm, made of wood, the second 21 x 16 cm, also made of wood, and the third 18 x

Jesus’s Wife papyrus is a modern fake

A New Testament scholar from Durham University says the papyrus fragment I posted about earlier this week, which references Jesus' wife, is a modern fake. [Thx to Sebastian for the heads up] He does not directly criticise Professor Karen King, of Harvard, who presented the fragment at a conference in Rome

Reference to Jesus’ wife found on scrap of papyrus

A scrap of papyrus from the 4th century A.D. has been found which makes a reference to Jesus having a wife. The provenance of the papyrus fragment is a mystery, and its owner has asked to remain anonymous. Until Tuesday, Dr. King had shown the fragment to only a small circle