– In “Quick Thoughts on the New Jesus Wife Text” Darrell L. Bock interprets the silence a little differently than Karen King and some others. He writes:
“Dr. King is careful also to say this text likely tells us nothing about the real Jesus.
“Her claim the NT is silent about Jesus’ marital status is technically correct, but it may well be because there was nothing to say. Everyone knew he was single. The fact there is no wife present at his death may speak volumes. If Jesus had been married, there would be no need to hide the fact. Nothing in the earliest church tradition points to his being married.”