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Adulterous Woman
A woman who was caught in adultery and brought to Jesus. Jesus declared that anyone without sin could proceed to stone her.
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Pericope De Adultera
Pericope De AdulteraThe twelve verses from John 7:53–8:11, which contain the history of the woman taken in adultery. This is one of only two extensive sections of the NT upon whose authenticity modern textual critics* have been able to cast doubt. The other portion is the last twelve verses of Mark’s
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
WOMAN CAUGHT IN ADULTERY
WOMAN CAUGHT IN ADULTERY [γυνὴ κατείληπται ἐπὶ μοιχεία| gynē kateilēptai epi moicheia]. The traditional canonical placement of the adulterous woman’s story at John 7:53–8:11 is not supported by most ancient witnesses (hence the bracketing of this unit in the NIV and NRSV). Moreover, the text ill