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.

2 comments:

ben said...

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.

Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

Careful, ben, you'll get me started on ambigrams again.

Behold, the Lord esteemeth all flesh as one

I was listening to an audio recording of the Book of Mormon, and when it got to the part where Nephi says they "did live upon raw meat ...