I ran this article in my Pray 15 email this morning. Amazing - a scrap of paper the size of a business card - written almost 200 years after Jesus died - and it is called a "newly discovered gospel."
Back to the scriptures...wait...the scriptures make no mention of Jesus having a wife. No where is Mary Magdalene referred to as a wife nor in relationship with Jesus. Not in the Bible. The Harvard professor is making an erroneous assumption.
Oh and by the way: Along with the idea that Jesus was married, and that the idea that "it was written out because the disciples didn't share Jesus's egalitarian views and therefore wrote women disciples out of the Bible" comes this retort:
What about the other women in the Bible? Aquilla, Dorcas, Mary, Mary, Martha, Phoebe? Women show up all over the NT. Sometimes they are even portrayed as pillars of the church. True, they have a lot less screen time than, say, Paul or Philip, but then again, so did James, Andrew, Judas Notiscariot, and most of the other male characters. This is largely because we have 1) the Gospels and 2) Dr. Luke's own travelling memoirs to go on.
By all that logic then the manuscrpts we have fail too.
Century - Papyri - Uncials
2nd - 2
2nd/3rd - 5 - 1
3rd - 28 - 2
3rd/4th - 8 - 2