Washington, May 6: An ancient papyrus that claimed that Jesus had a wife may be a hoax after all.
Karen King, a professor at the Harvard Divinity School, published a study in April in the Harvard Theological Review claiming that the document was authentic, Mashable reported.
However, last week, a US researcher, Christian Askeland, a research associate at the Protestant University Wuppertal in Germany, published a study that even King said agreed could lead to the conclusion that the text had been forged.
King had got the script alluding to Jesus' wife from an anonymous source, but her study also mentioned another text from the same source which became a crucial factor in subsequent findings of Askeland.
ASkeland said that both of them are in the same handwriting, asserting that they have same ink, and have used the same writing instruments. (ANI)