That the media and public at large know nothing about history in general and even less about biblical history in particular is proved yet again by a scholar’s claim of finding a piece of manuscript mentioning Jesus’ “wife.”

Harvard University history professor Karen King announced the fragment of a “gospel” in which Jesus is depicted as referring to “my wife,” Mary.

It’s far from the first time someone has suggested that Jesus had a wife. Usually the idea goes hand in hand with a theory about some sort of misogynistic conspiracy to hide Jesus’ alleged spouse from the world.

Most of these tales, or “gospels” as university professors like to tout them, are writings inspired by third or fourth century mystery cults that flourished in the Roman Empire.

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