Saturday, January 5, 2013

Jesus' Wife - the Saga Continues...

CNN reports.

So, the most anticipated article to appear in Harvard Theological Review since, well, ever (so far as the general public is concerned) is delayed until further testing is completed. Be forewarned: this round of testing may not resolve the controversy. Harvard and the owner of the fragment are contracting out facilities to test the fragment. Scholars will likely demand a testing facility is chosen by someone outside of the university or the owner if the results come back positive. Not an unreasonable response given the questionable history of the fragment.

I would imagine there is anxiety for both Karen King and Harvard University. Reputations are on the line and academia does not forget monumental errors.