This photo released by Harvard University shows a fourth-century fragment of papyrus that divinity professor Karen L. King says is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. But international scholars say the fragment's grammar, form and content raise several red flags.
Karen L. King, a professor at Harvard Divinity School, speaks to the media Wednesday outside the Augustinianum institute, where an international congress on Coptic studies was being held in Rome.
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A Harvard University journal says it hasn't fully verified research that purportedly shows some early Christians believed Jesus had a wife, even though Harvard's divinity school touted the research during a publicity blitz this week.