Dr. Michael Kruger offers a comprehensive and insightful response to the claims surrounding the discovery of an ancient papyrus that has been named the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife. He writes:
Since the discovery of the “Gnostic Gospels” at Nag Hammadi in 1945, scholars and the general public cannot seem to get enough of alternative versions of the life of Jesus. The Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Peter, the Gospel of Mary, and most recently, the Gospel of Judas, have all raised provocative questions about Christianity. Were stories of Jesus intentionally left out of the New Testament? Were these alternative versions of Christianity suppressed (or oppressed)? And do the canonical gospels really give us an accurate picture of Jesus?
Just as the dust had settled from the discovery of the Gospel of Judas, a new discovery has now reopened all these questions.
So what shall we make of this new discovery?