Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Earth accuses earth: The Pericope Adulterae (Notes on John 7:53-8:11)
Over at Fourth Gospel First, I explore this apocryphal but thought-provoking episode.
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I wonder if he wrote it upside down (for him, facing the accusers) making it even cooler.
I agree with what you wrote towards the end; it's about how a person is motivated in the moment. Is the person internally-clear rather than corruption-animated (envy, resentment, etc). So the whole question of what to do with the adulteress is illegitimate because corruption-motivated by the accusers.
Careful, ben, you'll get me started on ambigrams again.
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