John 8:1-11 Questions, questions!
Part 1 :
The textual question
AD 45-50 1st NT book
AD 90-100 Revelation written
AD 125 P52 Rylands
AD 150 P66 the dot
AD 380 Codex Bezae (D)
AD 1611 King James Bible
The trying question
Vs 3 – The Set-up ( remember their stated and understood goal )
No surprise it’s asked
A trap to trap
Answer “stone her” ….
Pilate said, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own
law.” “But we have no right to execute anyone,” they objected.
Answer “ don’t stone her “
Deut 17:7. which required the hands of the witnesses to be upon
a person first, to put him to death;
ANSWER – sinless witness
The ANSWERING question
Vs. 10 Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
So what ?
Who is Jesus?
Wise – He knows what is right ALWAYS
Gracious – sinless One chooses mercy
Righteous – sinless One allows justice to be on His head
( what he wants )
– his command
– his journey
Unbelief of the Jewish Leaders
45 Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and the Pharisees, who asked them, “Why didn’t you bring him in?”
46 “No one ever spoke the way this man does,” the guards replied.
47 “You mean he has deceived you also?” the Pharisees retorted. 48 “Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him? 49 No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law—there is a curse on them.”
50 Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked, 51 “Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?”
52 They replied, “Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it, and you will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee.”
[The earliest manuscripts and many other ancient witnesses do not have John 7:53—8:11. A few manuscripts include these verses, wholly or in part, after John 7:36, John 21:25, Luke 21:38 or Luke 24:53.]
53 Then they all went home,
1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them.
3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery.
They made her stand before the group4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women.Now what do you say?”6 They were using this question as a trap,in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stoneat her.”8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said.
“Then neither do I condemn you,”Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”