In an article for The Atlantic this past Monday (Nov. 17), Joel Baden and Candida Moss wrote a wonderful, thorough account of scholarship and mass media developments related to the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife and related texts.
The upshot is that the scholarly consensus is that the text is a forgery, but that the mass media is still tending to maintain its authenticity.
My sense is that Karen King’s hesitancy to accept the evidence of forgery is probably a significant factor in the ongoing play of the mass media narrative.
See the full article here.
– Mark Bilby