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Exegetical Study of John 8:1-11
Religion and Theology
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Name Institution Date An Exegetical Study of John 8:1-11 Introduction This narrative is about the woman who was caught in adultery, by the Scribes and Pharisees, expecting Jesus to side with them that she be stoned to death according to the Law of Moses. Jesus dealt with the accusation against the woman in a way that has made the narrative famous, and though it has been omitted in various translations, it portrays the grace and wisdom that were inherent in Jesus as Messiah and Son of God (Boring, Berger, and Colpe 37).
These men are exposed as not seekers and upholders of the truth as they pretend, but as hypocrites. Background of the Text In the first instance, as we examine verse 8-5, it is important to understand what was the motive behind the action of the Scribes and Pharisees, which is to be found in John 8:6 that explains that this was done to test Jesus so as to get evidence, with purpose of accusing Him. They did not accuse the woman to Jesus because they were concerned about the Law of Moses but because of the hidden motive to accuse Him (Patte, Daniel et al, 13). They had reasoned and planned that whatever answer Jesus gave, whether to stone the woman or not to stone her, they would get the evidence of their accusations. If Jesus would have concurred with them and given the go ahead that the woman be stoned, they would have accused Him before Pilate of making Himself King, more so because of the Jewish authorities did not allow for the death penalty. If this had not been the case and he refused to side with the accusation, he would have been discredited by the people as a person who did not side with the law. ...
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