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  •  It's not contemporary to the other gospels. (2+ / 0-)
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    petral, OldDragon

    At least, not if you believe the dating results.  But that's not the point.  At the time this was written down, it was evidently believed by some people that Jesus could legitimately speak of a wife.  That's the nugget of important information in this historic document.

    •  I Jesus (1+ / 0-)
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      thanatokephaloides

      existed, was a Jew, and was a rabbi, he would have to have been married by law. There was and is no such thing as an unmarried rabbi.

    •  The exact date is irrelevant (0+ / 0-)

      Since most of the available "historical" documents had been written well after everyone involved would have died, or were transcribed and re-transcribed multiple times to produce the versions currently available for scientific testing.

      The more important aspect is the "not recently written, therefore not a recent forgery" factor.

      You think it's hot? Imagine what it would be like if global warming really existed!

      by JSc on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 06:20:02 PM PDT

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