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To: American Constitutionalist

I think that was an excellent point you made in response to the Tanakh...

The one that I find so profound has to do with the woman caught in Adultery..

Adultery was a Capital Crime in the Old testament.
Lev 20:10
The Mosaic law was very tough on crimes against people, relationships, and the family unit...

The religious leaders thought they could trip Jesus up on the Law, when they brought the woman caught in the Act of Adultery to him....

The scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him.

But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

JOHN 8


21 posted on 01/23/2011 4:02:19 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP; blasater1960; jjotto
The one that I find so profound has to do with the woman caught in Adultery..

The religious leaders thought they could trip Jesus up on the Law, when they brought the woman caught in the Act of Adultery to him....

The scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him.

But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

JOHN 8

Hate to tell you this, but John 8:1-11 are spurious. They are later insertions, they did NOT exist in the earliest manuscripts.

So much for profound.

64 posted on 01/24/2011 8:47:30 PM PST by Netizen
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