Thursday, April 17, 2014

Karen King is interviewed about the Jesus Wife Fragment

As far as I am aware, Prof. Karen King has not been interviewed about the Jesus Wife Fragment in public since the story first broke in September 2012.  But now WGBH has interviewed Prof. King about the fragment (broadcast yesterday).  I am delighted that Prof. King is now discussing this in public, something that will definitely contribute to the broader discussion about the fragment:





The interview is typical of the grace and clarity with which Prof. King approaches this subject as well as all her scholarship.  Although I am inclined to disagree with her on the subject matter, I, for one, am delighted that the dialogue genuinely appears to have opened up.

HT: Mike Grondin on the Gospel of Thomas e-list.

11 comments:

Richard Budelberger said...

What does « HT » mean (« HT: Mike Grondin on the Gospel of Thomas e-list. »), Dr Goodacre ? Oxfordian “Hilary term”, according to Wikipedia ?… Should I have use it – the same one as you – for my comment here, and as does David Mackinder ? [“Fair use”]

Mark Goodacre said...

It's "Hat Tip", acknowledging the source that first made one aware of the piece. It's one of my favourite pieces of internet etiquette.

Richard Budelberger said...

Thanxes, Doctor ! Ach ! another custom you’ve brought from our French colony, England, to North Caro…

[Peter Kirby’s website is out og order since yesterday – is it ? –, I can’t act there a “hat doffing” to my friend for now…]

Richard Budelberger said...

Peter Kirby’s server was restarted, an Easter egg thanks to Me !

Matt Davis said...

Thanks for the post!

Geoff Hudson said...

So was Karen King being mischievous, and bathing in the limelight for a while? Eighth century she says!

Richard Budelberger said...

Don’t forget, Geoff Hudson, that the first radiocarbon dating gave of range of dates even earlier than the Ptolemaic period…

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Geoff Hudson said...

Karen King has caused some stirring among academics and the public with a scrap of manuscript from the eighth century about which she knows of no provenance. She doesn't even know the name of the person who supplied it. She knew what she was doing. She knew how some of the academic community would react.

And where were the paleographical dating experts?

Patrick said...

All other questions aside, she did laugh and say," this is not evidence Jesus had a wife".

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