New Delhi: In 2012, a Harvard professor stunned the world by unveiling a small fragment of papyrus. As per a report in The Guardian, the professor claimed it referred to Jesus being married. But, now, she thinks it is probably a forgery.
Harvard Divinity School professor Karen King presented the piece of papyrus in Rome which reads 'Jesus said to them, My wife'. Interestingly, from the very beginning, scholars were not very sure about it. There was no firm evidence to prove its authenticity.
"If you ask me today which direction am I leaning more toward — ancient text or a modern forgery — based on this new evidence, I'm leaning toward modern forgery," AP quoted King as saying.
King further told AP, "this evidence does make a difference in judging whether it was a forgery or not, and it pushes the evidence toward it being a forgery."
However, King has reportedly said that the fragment wasn't evidence to prove Jejus's marital status.