Posted by jleavittpearl
One more link for the day:
‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’ Papyrus Is Ancient, Not Fake, Scientists And Scholars Say
Posted on April 11, 2014, in News, Reblogs and tagged Ancient Text, Christianity, Coptic, Jesus, Papyrus, Religion. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
So it’s an ancient blank papyrus, which someone found and wrote a lot of nonsense on? What were the results of the tests on the ink? Is the style of script consistent with ancient writing styles of the period?
This document is so highly unlikely; it is from the “Too Good to Be True” department. It is very probably a fake – perhaps a very sophisticated forgery, but a forgery nonetheless.
Here is an excerpt from the Boston Globe about the ink in particular that suggests the contrary regarding the ink.
“The results of a carbon dating test found that the papyrus probably dates to eighth-
century Egypt, about 400 years later than King originally thought, but still in ancient times.
Other tests found the ink’s chemical composition consistent with carbon-based inks used by ancient Egyptians. And microscopic imaging revealed none of the suspicious ink pooling that critics thought they saw in lower-resolution photographs of the fragment. Such pooling could have offered evidence that the ink was applied in modern times.”
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