I have acknowledged, admitted, and accepted that I am a religious scholarship nerd. Unfortunately, religious scholarship rarely has an exciting discovery that captures the attention of the news media. However, on 18 September 2012 the news media buzzed with the discovery of a fourth-century, faded, small fragment of papyrus containing Coptic texts.
Although a fourth-century document is intriguing, the implication of the Coptic text was worthy of the spotlight. According to Karen L. King, a Harvard professor, the text reads ‘Jesus said to them [his disciples], my wife…she will be able to be my disciple.’