Talk:Karen Leigh King

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Do everybody a favor[edit]

When discussing the Jesus wife issue, use Ms. King's paper. A PDF of a draft is on the Harvard website. Don't use mass media articles which historically publish misleading info under titles designed to grab eyeballs rather than represent the information. The person credited with the article is not a religious studies expert, a Christian texts expert, or an expert in the Coptic language. Ms. King at least consulted experts on authenticating the papyrus and its language. 108.45.122.74 (talk) 12:25, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

I understand where you're coming from but that's not really how Wikipedia works. Have a read of WP:PRIMARY. King's paper, released as part of the package with the papyrus in question, would likely be considered a Primary Source. These can be used (from the policy) - "Unless restricted by another policy, primary sources that have been reliably published may be used in Wikipedia; but only with care, because it is easy to misuse them. Any interpretation of primary source material requires a reliable secondary source for that interpretation.". In this case, we have a Secondary Source that interprets the Primary Source so that has been included. There would be no problem also including the Primary Source given its interpretation has been verified. Have a read of WP:OR for a broader explanation. Cheers, Stalwart111 (talk) 12:46, 19 September 2012 (UTC).