"Jesus Wife" fragment gets more testing, delays article
The news is that there is no news:
"We're moving ahead with the testing, but it is not yet complete, and so the article will await until we have the results," King said in an email to CNN.
"The owner of the fragment has been making arrangements for further testing and analysis of the fragment, including testing by independent laboratories with the resources and specific expertise necessary to produce and interpret reliable results. This testing is still underway," Kathyrn Dodgson, director of communications for the Harvard Divinity School, said in a email to CNN.
"Harvard Theological Review is planning to publish Professor King’s paper after conclusion of all the testing so that the results may be incorporated," Dodgson said. "Until testing is complete, there is nothing more to say at this point."However, one useful point is here clarified, that the tests are being arranged not by Harvard but by the still anonymous "owner of the fragment".
For more on the fragment, including my own reflections on what I think is a forgery, see The Gospel of Jesus' Wife.