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Adulterous Woman Forgiven


(1) John 7:53-8:11



(1) John 7:53-8:11

/7:53/ Then each of them went home, /8:1/ while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. /8:2/ Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them. /8:3/ The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them, /8:4/ they said to him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. /8:5/ Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" /8:6/ They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. /8:7/ When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." /8:8/ And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground. /8:9/ When they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the elders; and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. /8:10/ Jesus straightened up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" /8:11/ She said, "No one, sir." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again."



John Dominic Crossan

Item: 521
Stratum: IV (120-150 CE)
Attestation: Single
Historicity: -


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