Take My Papyrus, Please

A Harvard University professor says she’s translated a fourth-century copy of the Gospel in which Jesus refers to “my wife.” The piece of papyrus goes on to call his wife Mary, says “she can be my disciple,” and quotes Jesus as telling his followers, “Take my wife, please.” If proven to be genuine, the Coptic text may prove not only that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, but that Henny Youngman did, in fact, steal his famous line from one of his contemporaries.

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