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In the following questions, a paragraph is given from which the last sentence has been omitted. From the options given below, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.
In September 2012, Harvard University divinity professor Karen L. King made a stunning announcement, revealing the existence of an Egyptian papyrus fragment that contains the first- known explicit reference to Jesus being married. The fragile relic, measuring only 1.6 inches by 3.2 inches, appears to have been cut from a larger document and contains eight incomplete lines of Coptic script scribbled by a nubby pen. The fourth line of the text contains the words “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife,” followed in the next line by “she is able to be my disciple.” King’s revelation of “The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” generated instant controversy.
Microscopic imaging revealed no suspicious ink pooling on the document's lower fibers that would have indicated a modern-day application.
Now, according to an article published last week in the Harvard Theological Review, scientific testing of the ink and papyrus and an analysis of its handwriting and language has determined the controversial fragment to be authentic with no evidence of fabrication.
Although initial assessments indicated the fragment was indeed ancient, fellow scholars and the Vatican newspaper were among the critics who declared the document to be a modern-day forgery.
Some academics argue that the text contains grammatical errors that native Coptic speakers would never have committed.
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