Scientific Reports by Karen L. King

The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife: Scientific testing and imaging as of March 2014

On September 18, 2012, Karen L. King announced the existence of a papyrus fragment dubbed The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife at the International Coptic Congress in Rome (see the Introduction and Q&A). In the months following this announcement, papyrological examination, scientific analysis of the ink and papyrus, and various forms of imaging were performed by multiple professional teams. These usually included comparative testing of a fragment of the Gospel of John in Coptic.  

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View select imaging referred to in the reports and in Karen L. King’s Harvard Theological Review article.