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To Catch a Forger

Jun 16, 2016 | 34 videos
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In 2012, a papyrus entitled "The Gospel of Jesus's Wife" presented evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus may have been married. While academics and religious leaders quibbled over the authenticity of the document–reaching no concrete conclusions–journalist Ariel Sabar looked where no one else had: at the document’s origins. In a months long investigation, Sabar followed leads to Harvard, Germany, Florida, and more. It quickly became clear the Gospel’s owner was not the man he presented himself to be. You can read the full article, “The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife,” on the Atlantic’s website and in the July/August issue of the magazine.

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Authors: Daniel Lombroso, Greyson Korhonen

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