Was Jesus Married? Tests On ‘Gospel Of Jesus’ Wife’ Hint It Is Real

The Messiah may have been married to Mary Magdalene


Tests on an ancient papyrus which seems to say Jesus was married have hinted that the writing could be authentic.

The papyrus was found in 2012, and caused controversy around the world with the sentence, 'Jesus said to them, “My wife'' and '…she will be able to be my disciple.'‘

Many believe that this shows Jesus was married instead of celibate - which could impact religions such as Catholicism, where priests are required to be celibate.

The Vatican dismissed the ‘Gospel’ as a fake.

New tests suggest that the ink could be at least 1,200 years old - which corresponds with carbon dating tests on the papyrus, which placed the date of the document between 400 and 800AD.

Professor James Yardley of Columbia University said, ‘'We are still in the midst of our research and the conclusions are not finalised.’