BY RACHEL LANCE UPDATED: APRIL 7, 2020 3:42 PM EDT | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: APRIL 7, 2020 12:30 PM EDT
Recently, a doctoral student at Duke University discovered that the oldest known copy of the Bible’s Gospel of John had been physically altered to reduce or remove the role of Mary Magdalene. Some long-dead misogynist at one point hunched over the manuscript and picked off certain letters from Mary’s name, one paper fiber at a time, then penned in new characters to change the word and lessen Mary’s impact. His edits have since been propagated through centuries. Read more HERE.